Thursday, June 18
7.30pm Stonewall Hotel
Join us for the Sydney Pride Festival launch at Stonewall Cocktail Bar. The night is sponsored by Stonewall and Sydney Star Observer with guest speakers and performances by divas Shauna Jensen, Sylvana and Cleopatra Coupe. Champagne on arrival and canapes. The history is remembered, the future is here.
FRUITS IN SUITS
6pm – 9pm @ Slide
SGLBA social drink followed by dinner on the mezzanine ($15 entree, $15 main course). Charity donation from the SGLBA.
10pm @ The Midnightshift
The Midnightshift presents C*ntry Ladies, a hilarious charity drag show starring Minnie Cooper, Tora Hymen (pictured, above) and Charisma Belle.
18 June -“ 1 July
Aussie Boys Pride Price Drop
Famous brands, prices slashed 30% off all Diesel swimwear & underwear 2xist/Cin2/BB7 underwear 3 for $60
Hair @ Aussie Boys 50% off all first time clients
Friday, June 19
ORGY OF DRAG
9.30pm @ Stonewall Hotel
Now in its 11th year as a Pride Week event at Stonewall Hotel. Sydney showgirls donate their time to raise funds for ACON. $5 entry to ACON and continuous shows 9.30pm-“2am. Hosted by the fabulous Tora Hymen, this is a night not to be missed.
10pm @ Arq Nightclub
This is a man’s party, dress code: black speedos, footy shorts or harness. Tickets $25 pre-sale at Hum Records, Sax and Bang Clothing. $30 on door. DJs Jason Forbes & Sandy Hotrod and a red hot show by the Chicago male dancers.
9pm @ Arq
DJs and Arq will be donating money to the Luncheon Club. DJs Alex Taylor, Dan Murphy, Justin Scott, Dom De Sousse, Kitty Glitter, Murray Hood and Sandi Hotrod.
8pm @ Manacle,
The Clarence Hotel presents Betty’s Turn, Girls from 8pm -“ 2am. This is a girls-only Pride Week event.
Saturday, June 20
MEET THE AUTHORS
4pm @ The Feminist Bookshop
Come and meet Tracie O’Keefe and Katrina Fox, co-authors and editors of several books including Finding The Real Me: True Tales of Sex and Gender Diversity; and the latest, Trans People In Love. Shop 9, Orange Grove Plaza, Lilyfield.
11am -“ 3pm
At Federal Park Pergola in Glebe (Glebe Point Park, Annandale side), phone 9571 5501 or visit glrl.org.au
10pm @ Phoenix.
Celebrate with DJs Dan Murphy, Lexie Bradfield, Eddie Coulter and Adam Watts playing dark, commercial house mixed with flashbacks. Happy hour 10pm-“midnight with show by Lance Leopard and Cindy Pastel. Fundraiser for Aurora.
presents 20:10 Vision
10pm @ Manacle
Guaranteed to be one hot party, with Sydney’s sexiest DJs giving their time for Twenty10. Mandy Rollins, Fiesty, George Roussos, Matt Vaughn, and Mark Alsop. Manacle and Out Bar 10pm -“ late. $15 on the door, all proceeds Twenty10.
Noon @ The Gaff
20 percent of entry proceeds donated to Positive Life NSW. Noon-8pm, DJs Mark Alsop, Chip,Â DJ Man and Dan Pearce. Live performance by Aria and The Beautifuls.
YULEFEST IN THE MOUNTAINS
Gay Sydney Nudists’ Yulefest in the Mountains complete with Christmas dinner. Hosts provide all three meals, a pool, gay DVDs, bonfires, sling and internal heating. BYOG and sleeping bags to sleep in house or tent . Cost: $40. Collecting for The Haven.
Details:Â 6379 7361.
Sunday, June 21
6.30pm @Â MCC Sydney
Metropolitan Community Church Sydney. A Pride church service in conjunction with Pride Week. This will be held at 6.30pm at MCC Sydney,Â 96 Crystal St, Petersham. Come and experience vibrant and dynamic worship as we celebrate the love of God that is unconditional.
Stonewall Hotel @ 7pm
Stonewall and Time Out magazine presents a tribute to Pride, hosted by the gorgeous Christy McNicol (pictured, above). With a cast of thousands that promises to have you in stitches. Gold coin donation to Twenty10.
I REMEMBER HOUSE
2pm – 8pm Ivy Bar, 330 George St.
WOMEN WITH HIV FUNDRAISER
20 percent of all door takings will be given to Luncheon Group and Pozhet organisations. DJs Scotty Tanner, Mark Alsop+, Miss Match, Murray Hood and Dan Pearce, plus a special live performance.
Monday, June 22
INNER CITY LEGAL CENTRE
Maxi and Verushka Walk The Line Of The Law … in six-inch heels. Inner City Legal Centre night of trivia, giveaways, information about the gay and lesbian advice service and drag queen lawyers in short skirts. Stonewall Hotel @ 8pm.
the Drag Show
8.30pm Stonewall Hotel.
Tuesday, June 23
9pm @ Stonewall
A very special karaoke hosted by Penny Tration, with musical direction by Shannon Handley. Everyone can be a star. Gold coin donation for BGF.
@ Colombian Hotel
Weekly GLBT salsa class and club night. This first night charity bucket collection for BGF.
6-8pm @ Tap Gallery
Pride Exhibition will run from
23-28 June, 1/278 Palmer St,
Wednesday, June 24
ACON PUBLIC FORUM
Drug and alcohol
use and treatments
A panel of speakers will be asked to reflect on these questions: How does our community view substance use? How does our community view substance use treatment? How might these views influence someone needing help? The community is invited to discuss the issues raised. Information on drug and alcohol support and treatment options provided, 6pm-“8pm, ACON, 9 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills. Bookings: 9206 2097. Light refreshments provided. Bookings essential before 22 June.
A delicious Spanish farce about a headstrong chef and proud owner of Xantarella, an haute-cuisine restaurant in the trendy Madrid neighbourhood of Chueca. Palace Academy Twin, Oxford St, 9pm. Tickets: $16/$14 concession/$12 Queer Screen members.
QUEER SCREEN AFTER PARTY
10.30pm @ Stonewall
9pm @ Stonewall
11 years on, Malebox is still the busiest pick-up night in town. Bar-top dancers and loads of giveaways. This will be a gold coin charity fundraiser. DJs Dan Murphy and Justin Scott, Mail Mistress Keren St James and Mailman David Olsen.
7pm @Â Slide
Chi Chi and Cha Cha and their fabulous new lounge act Hispanic Attack -” Latin burlesque at its best.
Featuring the talents of Sydney’s favourite cabaret couple Lesley Hancock and Trevor Ashley, join us at Slide for this sing-along spectacular.
$60 entree/main and show, $5 donation from each dinner and show ticket.
6pm @ Taxi Club
Thursday, June 25
7pm @ Stonewall Hotel
Jointly presented by The Gender Centre and Inner City Legal Centre. The event is a celebration of the original Stonewall Riots and the strength of the transgender community. Features speakers discussing the Australian transgender rights movement and describing Stonewall from a transgender perspective.
9pm @ Stonewall
Stonewall Hotel is doing it for the kids and raising money for Camp Goodtime. Even the Stonewall dancers will donate their dancer dollars to this wonderful cause. Help put a smile on a kid’s face. Gold coin donation on door.
@ The Colombian Hotel
Pop music in public bar with bucket collection for Camp Goodtime.
Friday, June 26
IN THE BEARS’ DEN
Join Sydney’s furriest fellas at the Flinders Hotel from 9pm with sexy cub DJ Matt Effect, lucky door prizes and a gold coin donation with all proceeds going tot he Luncheon Club.
ONE WAY STREET PARTY
Presented by Sydney Pride and SameSame.com.au @ Slide, Gilligans, Stonewall, Colombian, Polo Lounge, Nevermind and the Oxford.
For the first time ever, Oxford St venues will come together for a massive party to celebrate Sydney Pride. The One Way Street Party will raise money for charity. $10 entry, which goes direct to charity, gets you a One Way Street Party wristband that gives you free entry and drinks specials at Oxford Street’s best gay venues.
This fabulous girls night will be raising money for the Lesbian Health Project.
Special price drinks for street party wristband wearers.
Saturday, June 27
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
The 2009 Aurora Dinner
6:30pm @ Paddington Town Hall
Aurora’s 2009 annual gala dinner (pictured, left) celebrates the great metropolis of New York, exactly 40 years since the city’s landmark Stonewall riots.
Aurora supports Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service and Twenty10.
TAYLOR SQUARE MARKETS
10am @ Oxford St
Stalls, food, fashion and loads
of entertainment up and down
Oxford St. Details:
GAY SYDNEY NUDISTS
8pm @ Stonewall
Handing out brochures, answering questions and shaking a box for the Western Haven, an underfunded charity helping GLBTIQ members in dire straits in Western Sydney.
9.30pm @ Stonewall
Dance party at Stonewall Hotel. Dress -˜60s and be transported back in time. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
VANESSA WAGNER’S POLYESTER PRIDE
9pm @ Slide
DJ Stephen Allkins and Ben Drayton, gold coin donation, charity cloak room, raffle and $1 donation from each golden ale sold.
9pm @ Manacle.
Special event for Pride Week. From 9pm, $10 at the door including cloak check.
Noon @ The Gaff
Basement Level One Way Street Party recovery. 20 percent of door takings donated to charity. DJ Murray Hood, DJ Mark Alsop, DJ Miss Match, DJ Man and DJ Dan Pearce.
For one unforgettable night, 202 Broadway launches on to the Sydney social scene. Gay-friendly environment -”Â including Australia’s foremost DJs and drag talent. Gold coin charity donation.
Sunday, June 28
BEARS ON SUNDAY
Wind down your weekend from 4pm at Bears on Sunday – have a beer, chat to your mates and meet some new ones. HCB members draw, HCB merchandise stall & BBQ provided by the Luncheon Club. All at the Flinders Hotel.
Noon @ Clarence Hotel
To celebrate the actual date of the Stonewall Riots with an afternoon of music from the -˜60s, food, movie, stories. This will be held in Out Bar.
5pm @ Colombian Hotel
Colombian Hotel presents Hotrod Sundays second birthday, with a charity donation party.
7pm @ Stonewall
Gold coin fundraiser. Let Polly’s take you back to the -˜60s, hosted by drag legend Polly Petrie. A cast of thousands and some very special guests. Stonewall the Movie will be played in the cocktail bar from 7pm.
7pm @ Slide
$5 donation from each ticket, $90 p/p including nine-course degustation meal and nine amazing circus acts.
Noon @ The Gaff
Noon-9pm. 20 percent donated to Prostate Cancer Foundation. DJs Mark Alsop, Murray Hood, Scotty Tanner, Dan Pearce, Man, James Tobin plus a live performance.
PRIDE WEEK GALA DINNER
7pm @ Slide
Fundraiser for Hope for Cambodia. Tickets: $90.