November is Shop Small month, a nationwide movement founded by American Express that brings together support from the business community, governments and consumers to support small businesses — many of which are found in areas with a high proportion of LGBTI residents. The Star Observer has selected small businesses in our major cities as a starting point to help you get in the spirit of the campaign. To find a full list of small businesses to support in your area, visit www. The store has primarily been a bookshop since opening in , but over the years has transformed into a cafe and bar, a multi-purpose community hub, and an intimate performance venue hosting eclectic and daring artistic work from around Australia and the world.
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A city with something for everyone, Gay Melbourne has rewards aplenty for those willing to do a bit of exploring. Often overshadowed international by Gay Sydney — with its famous Madri Gras and prize jewels on display — discovering the best of Melbourne requires venturing down a labyrinth of laneways to find hidden speakeasy-cocktail bars, world-class coffee roasters, avant-garde art galleries or pop-up performance venues. The city-fringe neighborhoods of South Yarra and Collingwood are a hotspot for gays, hipster and all things trendy — where it is common to see queer folk out in full force, snogging in bars or walking hand in hand down the street. While gay bars and saunas are largely centered in Collingwood, gay locals no longer feel the need to limit themselves to such venues and neither should you. You can find rainbow flags flying from buildings, plenty of Queer Street art, advertising vying for the pink dollar and LGBT-friendly stickers on all manner of local shops. This atmosphere of acceptance combined with the cities many highlights for culture vultures, foodies or those with a shopping addiction means there has been no better time to plan a trip to gay Melbourne and experience this bustling, dynamic city for yourself. Melbourne is a very safe city and gay travellers in Melbourne do not need to take any extra precautions in terms of public displays of affection in this very tolerant and progressive city.
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Guests can expect good drinks, great food, and unforgettable moments. Attik is the newest addition to the Chapel Street nightlife scene. The lounge, bar, and club has dedicated Friday nights to Mother parties, which are geared towards queer Melbourne girls.
With a super inclusive team, this art deco style nightclub is split across three levels, in the heart of Fitzroy. When: Every Thursday night. Crowd: Super friendly vibe, even mix of gay boys to gay gals, all ages, though more on the young side.