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Gaycrash Canberra- it begins!

By GaycrashCBR - 16 January 2012 59

Gaycrash Canberra is part of the worldwide Guerrilla Gaybar Movement.

Once a month, we take over the coolest/dodgiest Canberra straight bar we can find, for one night only (the night of your life). Think flashmob meets the French Revolution meets Gaga/Ke$ha. And you’re invited, as long as you’re queer/love queers, and game for a great night.

Trick is, we don’t announce our shindig’s digs until the day of the party – we don’t wanna give them any notice. So, the only way to know where to go for the party is to like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter, and connect with your friends on Foursquare (you’ll find out why on the night)

WE THE GAYS (and drag queens, flamboyant queens, bull dykes, lipstick lesbians, and big nelly homos), decree, that one night a month, we will take over the coolest/dodgiest bar we can find in greater Canberra for one night only, without any warning. Think of it as gay affirmative action. For this night, our presence will be a new and fun experience for you, the bar’s patrons, and allow you to check out a venue you might not otherwise check out. Only with the gay scene you’ve always wanted. Then, the next night, it’s back to normal for another month.

On Friday 20 January 2012 (ie next Friday) we’ll be gaycrashing our first straight venue, and hope lots of gays, lesbians, bisexual, transgender, intersex and generally queer Canberrans/their supporters will come along for the ride.

Exact location will be posted on the afternoon of the event, but it is a central location in the Civic area. The only way to be informed of the venue is by friending Gaycrash Canberra on Facebook, or our Twitter feed @GaycrashCBR

We want straight venues to realise how great queer customers are, so be friendly, tip well, and make em wish that every night would be queer night at their bar. Likewise, be friendly to the usual patrons. We want to build a good reputation, and some of these folks may never have encountered real life queers before. Remember, prejudice doesn’t survive experience, and you never know, you might get lucky!

Remember to add four square and facebook and twitter to your mobile device, so we can keep in contact with you on the go.

Gaycrash Canberra

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59 Responses to
Gaycrash Canberra- it begins!
Waiting For Godot 2:18 pm 16 Jan 12

How about the Southern Cross Club? That should result in 50 Hail Marys at least.

Thoroughly Smashed 1:49 pm 16 Jan 12

qbngeek said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Surely any place with “tavern” in the name?

or Inn…or Rugby Club for that matter.

I dunno, rugby’s pretty homoerotic, or is that more gay chicken?

p1 1:46 pm 16 Jan 12

Interesting idea, I imagine it could be a lot of fun.

Not sure understand the French revolution bit though. Will you be executing the former patrons? Will there be cake?

Solidarity 1:40 pm 16 Jan 12

Sounds pretty gay.

qbngeek 1:15 pm 16 Jan 12

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Surely any place with “tavern” in the name?

or Inn…or Rugby Club for that matter.

devils_advocate 1:09 pm 16 Jan 12

Speaking as someone who for the most part is oblivious to and doesn’t care about what other members of the bar/club scene do after hours, I think it’s a bit disappointing that people are still defining bars and clubs but the sexual orientation of the patrons.

Saying that a club is a “straight bar” immediately suggests that somehow, people of other orientations aren’t welcome there. Now, this may well be the case, (I’ve never seen any overt discrimination) but regardless of whether it’s true, using this language perpetuates and normalises the distinction.

The only time I’ve ever been aware of the distinction is going to a nominally “gay” bar, and only because the bouncer made a point of telling my friends and I the fact – I guess we must have appeared both ignorant and intolerant and he thought we might take offence to what was going on inside, which shockingly was people drinking and dancing and generally having a good time. In any case, straight people are more than welcomed there, by both patrons and staff. I presumed it came to be known as a gay bar purely so that a smaller demographic could meet/pick up more efficiently. These days my reasons for staying away are to do with not wanting to be stabbed in the head.

Anyway, in summary I think that labelling bars/clubs as gay or straight is divisive and not really relevant in modern society.

Thoroughly Smashed 1:06 pm 16 Jan 12

Surely any place with “tavern” in the name?

Diggety 1:00 pm 16 Jan 12

You should at least warn the health authorities you’re going to do it.

EvanJames 12:58 pm 16 Jan 12

stormboy said :

Try the Kambah Inn, or maybe Chisolm Tavern. Then there is that trendy little joint in Fraser. Go on, you know it makes sense.

argh, I was going to suggest Chisholm Tavern! Famous for its Scum.

I hope this stunt works though, it’s a great idea. Um, I hope you have lots of big strong gays in the group, just in case it doesn’t work.

GaycrashCBR 12:49 pm 16 Jan 12

OverLord said :

Haha, sounds fabulous. You have to be going to Mooseheads, comeon.

Cube all too frequently gets invaded by those ejected (rejected?) from the Mooseheads, so ya’ll KNOW that will happen! When they least expect it. It may not be this month. It may not be next. But it WILL happen MUAHAHAHA

Look out for our second event in the third week of Feb. It will still be fabulous, it will still be fun, but we will be making a very cool statement 😉

chewy14 12:39 pm 16 Jan 12

You should have tried this on Summernats weekend.

DrKoresh 12:27 pm 16 Jan 12

DUB said :


On a more serious note- you will be pushing it, there isn’t a venue in canberra that can hold third of its population.

lololol.

But srsly, this sounds hilarious, and I’m all for it. 😀

OverLord 12:20 pm 16 Jan 12

Haha, sounds fabulous. You have to be going to Mooseheads, comeon.

DUB 12:18 pm 16 Jan 12

Oh dear… At least post the dates, so people know that there is no point taking the kids to ER at THC , as it will be full of gaycrashers. 🙂
On a more serious note- you will be pushing it, there isn’t a venue in canberra that can hold third of its population.

stormboy 12:07 pm 16 Jan 12

“We want to build a good reputation, and some of these folks may never have encountered real life queers before. Remember, prejudice doesn’t survive experience, and you never know, you might get lucky!”

Try the Kambah Inn, or maybe Chisolm Tavern. Then there is that trendy little joint in Fraser. Go on, you know it makes sense.

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