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Adelaide’s Mars Bar to shut down after four decades of dancing

Adelaide’s Mars Bar to shut down after four decades of dancing

Adelaide’s Mars Bar has announced on social media they will be closing later this month after 40 years of partying in South Australia’s capital. Manager Andrew ‘Madge’ Hobbs posted a letter to the bar’s Facebook page, revealing that Saturday May 13th would be the venue’s last night. “Thanks, everyone for your support over the years without […]

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Moscow’s Largest Gay Bar to Return

Moscow’s Largest Gay Bar to Return

Central Station, Moscow’s largest gay bar closed in March after a number of anti-gay attacks against the establishment had gone uninvestigated by the Russian police. However, the club is now set to reopen in a new location. The club announced it would be shutting its doors permanently after a number of incidents including harmful gas […]

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A Trip to The Court

A Trip to The Court

It’s been a week since turning 18 and I was still yet to explore what has been described to me as the “home of all things gay”.  Yes, The Court Hotel, where the gays of Perth come together in a swarm of dancing, drinking and singing.  I decided I would lose my Court virginity on […]

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Should Straight People Avoid Gay Bars?

Should Straight People Avoid Gay Bars?

As part of Slate’s video series “Ask a Homo”, June Thomas, editor of ‘Outward’, answers a number of questions about gay bar etiquette. In particular is the issue of straight people attending gay bars. Thomas suggests that you should avoid bars that don’t directly fit your demographic, including gay men visiting lesbian bars. Is her […]

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How to Avoid Being a Tool in a Gay Bar

How to Avoid Being a Tool in a Gay Bar

Ah, the gay bar. That beacon of quality pop music and athletic dance moves, that sweet haven of rainbow-tinged joy and alcoholic merriment, that oasis in a desert of heterosexual meat markets. Where everybody knows your name, where nobody gives you shit for knowing all the words to Robbie Williams’ “Rock DJ” and you can […]

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