After the successful inaugural National Lesbian Rowing Camp, the Melbourne Argonauts Queer Rowing Club are hosting a weekend away for rowers from across Australia, from Friday 2 April until Sunday 4 April.

The Argonauts have a growing membership and compete at regattas. During the weekend away, their members will share information on rowing technique, health and fitness and preparation for regattas.
The camp is open to all rowers regardless of their home club. Rowers will need to get in quickly, as places are filling fast.

The Melbourne Argonauts row socially from the Powerhouse building at the south end of Albert Park lake on Saturday mornings with structured training throughout the week. Information on the club and its programs can be found at
, or phone Mark on 0417 494 159.

Beit El Hob (House of Love) presents Queer Middle Eastern Drinks on the first Thursday night of each month.

The venue is upstairs at the Newtown Hotel, 174 King St, Newtown, from 8pm.
Middle Eastern gays, lesbians, transgenders, bisexuals and queers are welcome, as well as their friends/partners/relatives (it’s all about inclusion). Why not check it out?

Email [email protected] for more information.

Gay and lesbian martial artists from the GLMA group have had a big month.

As well as holding a demonstration at Mardi Gras Fair Day and performing in two-metre high cages at the Mardi Gras party, GLMA members won 13 trophies at the Australian Martial Arts Championships held at the State Sports Centre in Homebush.

The trophies were shared among 10 GLMA competitors. It was the biggest trophy haul for the group since their all-conquering performance at the 2002 Gay Games.

Email [email protected] for information on GLMA training times and competitions.

Relive the fabulous fabulousness of that most fabulous of events -“ the Mardi Gras parade at the New Mardi Gras website ( The website has a link to photographer Rick Monk’s online gallery of parade pictures. Other party and parade photographs are available at Jamie Dunbar.

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