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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby thornwood » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:13 pm

Another club i had a great time in, and that no one seems to have mentioned was chippendales, a basement club located between the vintners and the drawning room on the clydeside. This was a bit of a dive but served it's purpose well. I remember taking a friend of mines at the time in a sort of this is me coming out without telling you, how long will it take you to guesss type senario. :D
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby collyboi » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:32 pm

I remember going to Chippendales as well on Clyde street. we used to go to a bra a wee bit along called on stage (not exclusively GaY) and Panama Jacks across the road - great times - '84 ish
everywhere had drag shows then whats happened to all that ? anywhere still have adrag show ? :D
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby Mark N » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:23 pm

collyboi wrote:anywhere still have adrag show ? :D

The Waterloo has a Sunday late afternoon/early evening bingo session, hosted by a drag queen. Not sure if they do it all the time though, better check beforehand if you wanted to go along.
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby Mark N » Mon May 30, 2011 3:50 pm

Last night, in a moment of madness, I allowed myself to be escorted to Merchant Pride on Candleriggs for what I fully intend to be the first and last time (*). In an attempt to block out as much of what was happening to me as possible, I passed the time writing this helpful review, until now only posted to my Facebook page but deserving of a wider audience:

Merchant Pride: a venue with no ventilation, no aircon, ineffectual ceiling fans that look as if they're about to fly off and decapitate several customers and what I assumed was karaoke but actually turns out to be a genuine act (in the loosest sense of the term)

(*) Despite being told: "It's a shithole" by another friend.
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby Josef » Mon May 30, 2011 7:36 pm

Mark N wrote:Merchant Pride: a venue with no ventilation, no aircon, ineffectual ceiling fans that look as if they're about to fly off and decapitate several customers and what I assumed was karaoke but actually turns out to be a genuine act (in the loosest sense of the term)


Brilliant! I think we've just found the venue for the next HG night out.
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby Mark N » Mon May 30, 2011 8:28 pm

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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon May 30, 2011 8:54 pm

Thursday - Robert and May Miller (9pm)

Friday - Ashley McCullough - LIVE CABARET (9pm)

Saturday - Barbara Bryceland (4.30pm)

Sunday - Robert and May Miller (5pm)
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby tobester » Mon May 30, 2011 8:56 pm

Josef wrote:
Mark N wrote:Merchant Pride: a venue with no ventilation, no aircon, ineffectual ceiling fans that look as if they're about to fly off and decapitate several customers and what I assumed was karaoke but actually turns out to be a genuine act (in the loosest sense of the term)


Brilliant! I think we've just found the venue for the next HG night out.


God help us all when Fossil does the flyer 8O
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby deconstruction » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:52 am

What's it like now? All integrated? 8O
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby RapidAssistant » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:37 am

Delmonicas and the Polo were always my haunt.

Oops - have I just come out to HG??? ::): There, you've learnt something else about me.
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby banjo » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:39 pm

aye rapid.............slowly slowly catchy monkey eh.
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby cheesylion » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:50 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Thursday - Robert and May Miller (9pm)

Friday - Ashley McCullough - LIVE CABARET (9pm)

Saturday - Barbara Bryceland (4.30pm)

Sunday - Robert and May Miller (5pm)


Ashley MCCULLAGH, she's my pal, doesn't sing there any more though.
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby princess diana » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:30 pm

potatojunkie wrote:
onyirtodd wrote:Are you thinking of the Queen's (titter ye not!) Crescent venue?
Image

:!:
That's my house!

Anyone have any more info on this place? This is brilliant.

edit:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hamamelis/ ... sGN197.htm
[The building] was vacated by the shrinking Seaforth Highlanders Regimental Club when they decided the premises were too large for their declining membership.


http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hamamelis/ ... _32_16.htm
"Sheriff yesterday rejected claim that giving a homosexual club a drinks licence would morally endanger the public. But he REFUSED to grant the club a licence—because the application had been made when the club had not been properly formed.
Members of the Royal Institute for the War Blinded had objected to the licence being given to the Glasgow branch of the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group.
The gay club, at 4 Queen's Crescent, Woodside, is next door to the ex-soldiers premises.
Another 700 locals and a chief constable also objected.
Glasgow Sheriff Court was told that drink was likely to lead to an increase in homosexual activities, presently contrary to Scots Law.
And the club would probably have males who had broken the law and who would be likely to make sex advances to people near the club.


Glasgow SHRG Gay Club,
Queen's Crescent, Glasgow.
SCOTTISH HOMOSEXUAL. RIGHTS GROUP (GLASGOW)
Latest News on the Club: June 1980
The Club will open on Friday 11th July (not 27th June as previously stated) with a SPECIAL OPENING DISCO and free buffet (9—2). For its first two weeks the club will be open to non-membere, with special rates for those applying to join. There will be discos on Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays and meetings on Wednesdays (see provisional programme below). There will be a Juke box and video games in the lounge and there Will be a quieter reading and television room downstairs where coffee will be served.
At present there is no alcohol allowed: nevertheless people who appear to be under 21 should bring proof of age. This is because we will soon be licensed, and we are starting out in the fully professional way we intend to continue, including a lower age limit of 18 years. A full range of soft drinks and a selection of snacks will be available.
After the first couple of weeks, entry will be restricted to members and their guests only. This means you should join at once so that you will not be refused entry to what will be Scotland's first, and Britain’s best, gay Club. Remember er it takes at least two weeks to become a member.
This is an exciting venture for all of us. Phase 1 including the disco and lounge, is being decorated and equipped to a high standard. Soon the Club facilities will be further enhanced when Phases II and III get under way.
___________________________________
A General Meeting A general meeting of t the Branch (club members only being able to vote) will be held to adopt new Club Rules on Friday 20th June at 7.30 pm. This is a result of legal advice to spell out parts of our rules more fully, and will also, give present members a preview of the premises.
P.S: Can you hold a paintbrush? Help us to fxnath Phase 1 by coming along at weekends from now to the opening date’, and see your Club take shape.
____________________________________
Wednesday Meetings Programme: 8.30 pm in the Club, 4 Queen’s Crescent.
July 16: The Saunders case; Latest developments, including a report on the meeting of MPs on June 18th. With Derek Ogg (solicitor for John Saunders)
July 23: Progress towards a national gay counselling service. Speaker:Cecil Sinclair, chairman of the Befriending Working Party (national).
July. 30: The “Unacceptable face of gay liberation”? Looking to the future with Ian Dunn.
Future meetings will include: the UK gay movement following the CHE Special, Commission debate, Gays in the third world, Whose liberty?, Gays and social work.
GAY PRIDE WEEK IN GLASGOW June 21-28
The Saunders Petition: This is a mammoth UK-wide petition sponsored by SHRG, CHE, NCCL etc. It is important to get a good Scottish block of signatures by June 28th when this gets handed in at 10 Downing Street during the Gay Pride March. Copies available from Jim Shearer or Malcolm Crowe: collect signatures from everyone — general. public too!
The petition ties together the discriminatory aspects of the Saunders decision with the various applications to the European Court of Human Rights, and demands the Govt abolish discrimination and adopt a positiove attitude to homosexuals.
COLLECT SIGNATURES IN BYRES ROAD on Sat 21 June: meet 2pm at Centre.
Gay Pride Picnic : also oh Sat 21 June; meet at the University end of Kelvin Way at 4pm for a picnic in Kelvingrove Park. Don’t be late!!
These events are early to ensure the largest possible Scottish crowd in London on Sat 28th June. Do your best to be there!



SCOTTISH HOMOSEXUAL. RIGHTS GROUP (GLASGOW)
Latest News on the Club: June 1980

The Club will open on Friday 11th July (not 27th June as previously stated) with a SPECIAL OPENING DISCO and free buffet (9—2). For its first two weeks the club will be open to non-membere, with special rates for those applying to join. There will be discos on Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays and meetings on Wednesdays (see provisional programme below). There will be a Juke box and video games in the lounge and there Will be a quieter reading and television room downstairs where coffee will be served.
At present there is no alcohol allowed: nevertheless people who appear to be under 21 should bring proof of age. This is because we will soon be licensed, and we are starting out in the fully professional way we intend to continue, including a lower age limit of 18 years. A full range of soft drinks and a selection of snacks will be available.
After the first couple of weeks, entry will be restricted to members ‘and their guests only. This means you should join at once so that you will not be nefused entry to what will be Scotland's first, and Britain’s best, gay Club. Remember er it takes at least two weeks to become a member.
This is an exciting venture for all of us. Phase 1 including the disco and lounge, is being decorated and equipped to a high standard. Soon the Club facilities will be further enhanced when Phases II and III get under way.

A general Meeting A general meeting of t the Branch (club members only being able to vote) will be held to adopt new Club Rules on Friday 20th June at 7.30 pm. This is a result of legal advice to spell out parts of our rules more fully, and will also, give present members a preview of the premises.
P.S: Can you hold a paintbrush? Help us to fxnath Phase 1 by coming along at weekends from now to the opening date’, and see your Club take shape.


Wednesday Meetings Programme 8.30 pm in the Club, 4 Queen’s Crescent. July 16: The Saunders case; Latest developments, including a report on the
meeting of MPs on June 18th. With Derek Ogg (solicitor for John Saunders)



July 23:
Progress towards a national gay counselling service. Speaker:
Cecil Sinclair, chairman of the Befriending Working Party (national).


July. 30’:
the “unacceptable face of gay liberation”? Looking to the future
with Ian Dunn.
Future meetings will include: the UK gay movement following the CHE Special, Commission debate, Gays in the third world, Whose liberty?, Gays and social work.

GAY PRIDE WEEK IN GLASGOW June 21-28
The Saunders Petition : This is a mammoth UK-wide petition sponsored by SHRG, CHE, NCCL etc. It is important to get a good Scottish block of signatures by June 28th when this gets handed in at 10 Downing Street during the Gay Pride March. Copies available from Jim Shearer or Malcolm Crowe: collect signatures from everyone — general. public too!
The petition ties together the discriminatory aspects of the Saunders decision with the various applications ‘to the European Court of Human Rights, and demands the Govt abolish discrimination and adopt a positiove attitude to homosexuals.
COLLECT SIGNATURES IN BYRES ROAD on Sat 21 June: meet 2pm at Centre.
Gay Pride Picnic : also oh Sat 21 June; meet at the University end of Kelvin Way at 4pm for a picnic in Kelvingrove Park. Don’t be late!!
These events are early to ensure the largest possible Scottish crowd in London on Sat 28th June. Do your best to be there!
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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby Raddled_Old_Queen » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:31 pm

Proud to say "I was there!"

I was str8 when I went in but the 'availability of drink' turned me gay, as correctly predicted by the objectors

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Re: Gay Glasgow

Postby Mark N » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:12 pm

An article about Glasgow Women's Library and specifically its archive of LGBTQ women's history in Scotland and other parts of the UK:

http://www.dazeddigital.com/life-cultur ... tq-history
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