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The city certainly proved a draw for James Cunningham, openly gay concierge at the Crown Metropol hotel. Here are Cunningham's top picks for exploring the best Melbourne has to offer:. It closed and Lucy moved in, but instead of using the front entrance they built and opened up a new, hidden one down the laneway.
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You would think what with the fanfare surrounding Sydney's annual Mardi Gras festival that the harbour city was the clear ringleader of Australia's gay scene, but Melbourne certainly gives its sibling some decent rivalry. Guys, looking to get some action without navigating Grindr? You can always go to an SOPV.
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.
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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. Attik says that Mother is about love, giving back, and letting your hair down.
Melbourne is safe and queer-friendly on the whole, with fantastic grungy areas to shop and eat scattered around the CBD. Public transport can get you just about anywhere. There are several dance nights that are more or less once a month, on the north side of town or in the CBD.
Since this festival has been in top five LGBT celebrations in the world. This festival is held for three weeks in late January and early February and includes various performances in the streets, theaters and cabarets, and also a film program. On the opening day, a carnival and a Pride March is held. During these days, more than events take place in 70 different city centers in six municipalities throughout Melbourne, involving more than 80, people to participate in this event.