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All the LGBTIQ soirees to be seen at this month

Mama Alto's Porgy & Bess Project

The Butterfly Club, Jul 3, 5-7

Cabaret and jazz diva Mama Alto is set to fire up the Butterfly Club with a new take on her 2012 show, Porgy and Bess. Backed by a three-piece band, the enthralling singer is known for a counter-tenor voice that transcends gender.

Yana Alana: Between the Cracks

fortyfivedownstairs, Jul 3-7

This is the only lesbian act in this year’s Cabaret Festival, so don’t miss the wonderful Yana Alana as she searches between your cracks (metaphorically, or course) in her camp cabaret show of blues, burlesque and bawdiness.


Hares & Hyenas, Jul 4

ReVerse Butcher hosts an intimate evening at Hares & Hyenas, showcasing new poetry, prose and music. Catch emerging writers and experience a dazzling headline act once a month to satisfy your lyrical cravings.

Anthony Callea

The Palms at Crown, Jul 13

Who’d have believed it? Melbourne’s own gay swooner and crooner Anthony Callea is now 30. Well, the title of his new album, THIRTY, may have been a clue. Whatever the case, Callea is back with a new album and a tour to go with it.

Women's Circus

The Drill Hall, Jul 15-Sep 20

Term three of the Women’s Circus is underway: learn aerial skills, acro-balance and crazy limber techniques. Participate in either a five- or ten-week course, with a fun group of women living on the edge…

GLOBE: Penny Wong

The Orchid Room, Jul 16

Join Penny Wong, Labor's Finance Minister and first openly lesbian member of the Australian Cabinet, to talk politics and the upcoming election. The Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE) is hosting the event at Red Spice Road's Orchid Room.

Literary Speed Dating: Same- Sex Edition!

Wheeler Centre, Jul 17

Hosted by writer and broadcaster Jess McGuire, the Wheeler Centre's latest instalment of literary speed dating is aimed at same-sex shenanigans. Take along a book you feel most represents you – or at least how you'd like to be seen!

Queer House

The Prince Bandroom, Jul 19

The Prince of Wales in St Kilda has always had a healthy connection with Melbourne’s queer set and now they’re launching a new Friday night for lovers of electro, dubstep and house music. Welcome to Queer House.

Out in the Spotlight

Preston City Hall, Jul 20

Catch two shows only from the award-winning Gay and Lesbian Chorus. Performing iconic screen and stage songs cabaret-style, this fantastic choir has been around for over 20 years.

whiteOUT 2013

Mt Buller, Jul 25-28

If you’re looking to escape winter in the city, then head up to Mt Buller for whiteOUT, the longest-running gay and lesbian ski weekend in the country. Yes, we know how to party even in the snow.

Frosty Fruits Ski Trip 2013

Hotham, Jul 26-Aug 2

It seems like snow is the way to go, because Frosty Fruits are taking over Mt Hotham with their 5th annual Ski Trip. You can make it a four-day trip packed with snow, skiing and silliness, or extend to eight days at the Hotham Alpine Resort.


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Updated on 18 Feb 2014.

By Tim Hunter   |  
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