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GAY & LESBIAN
NESTING SPOT FOR QUEER SCENE
“Perth was crying out for a queer-friendly place that wasn’t a club or a pub,” says Lara Wolinski, the owner of The
Sparrow’s Nest. Lara, who doesn’t drink, created the intimate Victoria Park cafe for people who wanted a queer-
friendly space away from the smoke and sleaze of nightclubs. When she introduced suspended coffee – where
a customer pays for two coffees and the extra one goes to someone less fortunate – the quiet cafe made headlines.
Lara has some more Perth-first initiatives in the works, this time with more of a queer focus, such as introducing
a queer film night and lesbian speed dating. “There’s nothing like that in Perth. There’s the regular places people go
to meet each other, but no serious options for the queer scene.” As for the Perth GLBTI scene in general, she feels
that it’s come a long way. “People are a lot more accepting, which is awesome,” she says. “With gay marriage being
legalised in a bunch of countries around the world, and with a number of positive role models out there, people are
realising we’re not the devil.” The Sparrow’s Nest, 935 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park.
Tropical time out
Planning a trip to Bali to escape the winter
doldrums? W Hotel in Seminyak is a must-stay,
with its slick colourful decor and proximity to
Batu Belig, a popular spot for gay sunbathers.
Your guide to all the weekly
action at our GBLTI nightclubs.
WICKED WEDNESDAYS | The Court’s
Wicked Wednesdays might be so called
because the devilish numbers 666 keep on
appearing: cocktails, beers and entry are all
just $6. Wednesdays at The Court.
OPEN MIC NIGHT | Here’s an incentive
to embarrass yourself at the microphone:
entrants get a free pint and a pizza.
Tuesdays at The Court.
BINGAY | “Bingo with balls” is the
catchphrase for this night, which mixes
bingo hosted by a drag queen with live
performances and BYO food. Thursdays
POP! | Sugar-sweet pop tunes are blasted
and babes in drag come out after Bingay for
Pop! Thursdays at Connections.
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