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New gay bar for Woden

By johnboy - 8 October 2008 87

A reader has brought to my attention an announcement in SX News:

    “The Hush Lounge is the exciting new addition to Canberra’s gay scene, joining Cube and Tilley’s to become the centre of gay and lesbian social life in Australia’s capital city. The Hush Lounge caters to older gays and lesbians looking for a low-key casual environment to meet and drink with friends, without blaring music. Funky, arty and modern décor helps to bring the relaxed atmosphere to life, along with the beer garden outside.

    The Hush Lounge, Irving Street, Woden (South), open now.

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New gay bar for Woden
Wide Boy Jake 5:19 pm 08 Oct 08

rosebud said :

I’ve been told ‘The Cube’ is faux gay. Metrosexuals reign supreme and REAL gay people avoid it.

In my view *everybody* should avoid it.

rosebud 5:16 pm 08 Oct 08

I’ve been told ‘The Cube’ is faux gay. Metrosexuals reign supreme and REAL gay people avoid it.

Wide Boy Jake 5:12 pm 08 Oct 08

tickboom said :

I’m still trying to work out the whole “gay bar” thing. If I walk past, and it looks like a nice place to have a drink, am I allowed in if I am not gay? If the answer is yes, then how is it a “gay bar”. How come “non-gay bars” are not called “hetro bars”?

Is it really that confusing? A gay bar is a place gay men and women can go and feel comfortable, knowing they will not be harrassed for being openly gay.

You might think gay men and women should be entitled to do that in “hetero” bars, just as straight men and women should be entitled to in a gay bar, and good on you for being so progressive if that’s the source of your apparent confusion. But the fact is much of society is not that accepting: there is still a need for “gay friendly” venues (quite apart from the obvious need of making it easier to hook up!).

This brings to mind an entry in a guide to gay Australia published several years ago. Under Broken Hill the entry read : “There are no gay bars in Broken Hill, but then again there are no exclusively straight ones either.”

tickboom 5:00 pm 08 Oct 08

I’m still trying to work out the whole “gay bar” thing. If I walk past, and it looks like a nice place to have a drink, am I allowed in if I am not gay? If the answer is yes, then how is it a “gay bar”. How come “non-gay bars” are not called “hetro bars”?

Is it really that confusing? A gay bar is a place gay men and women can go and feel comfortable, knowing they will not be harrassed for being openly gay.

You might think gay men and women should be entitled to do that in “hetero” bars, just as straight men and women should be entitled to in a gay bar, and good on you for being so progressive if that’s the source of your apparent confusion. But the fact is much of society is not that accepting: there is still a need for “gay friendly” venues (quite apart from the obvious need of making it easier to hook up!).

toriness 4:32 pm 08 Oct 08

i went to hush on its unofficial opening night, it is a really cool space with really nice indoor area with greaty decor and lots of seating as well as a beer garden, and reasonable drinks prices. recommended.

deye 4:07 pm 08 Oct 08

yeah but only one of those possible charges is likely to be successful.

Loquaciousness 4:06 pm 08 Oct 08

Thumper said :

I would love my trainer to pinch my bum, as long as i could pinch hers.

Except the latter is called sexual assault 😉

Either could be sexual assault, if the person on the receiving end is offended.

L

Granny 4:06 pm 08 Oct 08

Oh, hello! Excuse me there! Say, I’ve been wondering … would you mind if I pinched your bottom? Yes, that’s right … your bottom. Have you never heard of a bottom?

*chortle* oops! *hacking cough*

justbands 3:56 pm 08 Oct 08

> Except the latter is called sexual assault 😉

I think either is, without permission…neither is with.

Thumper 3:55 pm 08 Oct 08

I would love my trainer to pinch my bum, as long as i could pinch hers.

Except the latter is called sexual assault 😉

peterh 3:52 pm 08 Oct 08

justbands said :

Meh…my trainer pinches my bum all the time. We’re both straight….at least I think he is, hmmmmm. As far as bars go..I like to think of “gay” as “happy”, they always seem to be fun places.

and now the doubt sets in…

I would love my trainer to pinch my bum, as long as i could pinch hers…

justbands 3:45 pm 08 Oct 08

Meh…my trainer pinches my bum all the time. We’re both straight….at least I think he is, hmmmmm. As far as bars go..I like to think of “gay” as “happy”, they always seem to be fun places.

johnboy 3:37 pm 08 Oct 08

As a bloke I always thought it meant you weren’t allowed to get upset if another bloke pinched your bum.

If you’re going to get upset by that, don’t go in.

Sands 3:32 pm 08 Oct 08

Hmm, good question. Maybe if you’re gay and you go in and see a cute guy you would think that he’s gay too. Instead of being in a hetero bar and not being sure if he was straight or gay. But then, that’s not guaranteed if straight people are allowed in – and go.

tylersmayhem 3:27 pm 08 Oct 08

I’m still trying to work out the whole “gay bar” thing. If I walk past, and it looks like a nice place to have a drink, am I allowed in if I am not gay? If the answer is yes, then how is it a “gay bar”. How come “non-gay bars” are not called “hetro bars”?

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