The incredible interior is worth the visit alone: The venue champions diversity and new writers. It is volunteer-run and you really feel how loved the space is as soon as you enter — it has such an aura. Campaigners tried to save it with a Change. The two most mainstream venues for gay guys are Stonewall and Arq. M, with the dance floor populated by a plethora of twinks and muscles alongside the occasional drag queen mixed in. Belvoir St Theatre is a beloved venue with a main stage and a tiny downstairs space.
As Murphy says, these places are more than just bricks and mortar.
The Best Australian Gay Clubs and Nightlife Spots
Frances Barrett The Mardi Gras is a must-do. That said, there are some bars and clubs that draw lesbian crowds. It is volunteer-run and you really feel how loved the space is as soon as you enter — it has such an aura. Having gay clubs along the legendary golden mile of Oxford St meant I could be myself without fear of being abused. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.
The queer arts scene is strong, with many young practitioners embracing a DIY ethos in response to the uncertainty local community radio remains a lifeline for those looking to hook in to the arts scene. DJs and performers take to the stage later on and the vibe transforms from professional to dancey. It presents a spectrum of screen-based work that ranges from the homemade to the vintage, from subtle to hardcore. Blue Wizard was part of the Mardi Gras Festival, which runs in the weeks leading up to the parade in March. M, with the dance floor populated by a plethora of twinks and muscles alongside the occasional drag queen mixed in. Club Kooky is a queer institution that has existed for around 20 years. Bad Dog is run not for capitalist intention but to draw together queers who love to dance in beautiful spaces — most recently the St George Sailing Club.