The gayest section of the crowd is between Crown St and the first part of Flinders St.
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There had been other gay-rights marches — in activists were arrested in Martin Place — but this one was different. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras held in late February is the jewel in what is an incredible party lesbisn, and is when the Sydney gay scene is at its best.
Universal Oxford Street's beloved Midnight Shift is reborn as Universal, hosting a variety of events over two huge floors. Happens first Leebian of every month in the Imperial basement. Try the Dining Room for a dinner worthy of writing home about, or head to the Wine Nightlite to sip over wines on the menu by the bottle and by the glass! Fortunately, there are just way too many gay-friendly neighborhoods to describe without expanding this post into book-form.
Find the Beresford at Bourke Street. It truly has everything necessary for a fun and relaxed time with great company. Get details at HeapsGay.
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Imperial Hotel The legendary home of Priscilla. Okay, now back to queer business. Stonewall Hotel Several levels of shiny, happy people.
Parties normally happen once a month, and locations vary. With its friendly, no-attitude atmosphere, Palms attracts a range of ages. Sax Fetish Jightlife of shiny black leather and rubber gear. If you can manage a ferry trip during sunset, even better.
Up parties happen on long weekends — find details here. Although its center is less than a minute walk from busy King Street, Erskineville feels like a world apart with relaxed cafes that spill out onto streets and bars that tend to close much earlier than their Newtown counterparts. The whole thing takes about 90 minutes to trundle through, and attracts up to half a lewbian spectators ogling from the sidelines.
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See Henry Lee's Bar on Facebook here. Its small one- or two-bedroom homes make it a family friendly locale. On the big night itself, the parade kicks off around sunset, preceded by the throbbing engines of hundreds of Dykes on Bikes. See Loose Ends' Facebook for news.
UP Dayclub Go out — stay out! Most see their fair share of queers. Extra Dirty www.
The Colombian is on the corner of Crown Street. Some party animals treat it like a professional sport, spending months preparing for the big fixtures, which can resemble endurance events. When is the best time to visit? Get party details here.
Felicity and Friends perform every Friday night from 9pm. See BadDog.
Photograph: Alexis Desaulniers-Lea 4. Chicks with Picks This is a once-a-month Sapphic Sydney favourite, where women can bring their guitars to this open-mic night. Stonewall is at Oxford Street.
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The Oxford Hotel A gay mainstay, the Oxford is on the corner of Taylor Square and has several levels which hold different events and parties. Then I found Sydney. Members get first access lesbain the highly sought-after tickets. Lady Bay Pretty nudist beach tucked under South Head. Sip on cocktails as the sun sets over the city, and then dance the night away with 3, of your peers.
Live jazz on Wednesday afternoons always draws a crowd.
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Next: Nightlife, Pride, bookstores and more! Free high-speed Lesbixn for patrons, for those who need to check in with the world every so often.
ARQ is where many big nights out on Oxford Street end up. Bad Dog Bad Dog is a roving pack of friends, DJ's and art hounds that have banded together to stage a series of get-togethers outside the mainstream club scene. Grindr www. Although I have only called Sydney home for a year, I can confidently proclaim this among the top lesbian-friendly cities in the world and certainly worth a visit for far more than the Opera House.
UP Dayclub starts at 5am so you can keep the party going. Malebox on Wednesdays is very popular — so wear your proudly and see if you get male! Honcho Disko A queer community providing supportive safe events that are fully inclusive, combining performance, music, art, creativity, fashion and self-expression. The ground floor has lots of lovely booths inside and seated tables outside.
And if you're in the mood for more judgement-free cheesy music appreciation, head to one of the best retro dancefloors in Sydney. Green Park Hotel A proper local pub for Darlinghursters of all persuasions.
Located at the city end of Oxford Street with its entrance located at the rear in Liverpool Street. With around 16, revellers, it stretches over several large halls, and showcases the best DJs and lighting de the world has to nigtlife. Deed for bears plus their friends and admirers, is the place to be for entertainment and great music, with DJs from 9pm.