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Best Queer Entertainment in Melbourne

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by Michaelie Clark (subscribe)
Pun-loving freelance writer based in Victoria.
Published January 13th 2012
Melbourne nightlife wouldn't be the same without its Queer Culture – but with our drag kings and queens, fabulously flamboyant stage acts and a brace of fast-paced places full of gay banter, we're happy to see our city has a scene worth celebrating. Check out our top Queer cheer below and let us know where you go for diverse diversions and flagrant entertainment in Melbourne.

Best Queer Nightlife Melbourne
Catch the Boylesque shows at The Greyhound.

Boys of Burlesque
See the boys kick up their heels in St Kilda at the gay-bound Greyhound Hotel. The regular Boylesque events deliver two energetic shows from 8pm on Fridays.

Girls with Goatees
The comic gender-bending of the King Victoria Drag King Shows has been around a long time in Melbourne, making these events something of an institution on Melbourne's Queer scene. Browse the website for upcoming events and news of the revamped weekly shows.

Drag Bingo
Another highlight of the Greyhound, Drag Bingo runs on the last Thursday night of the month. Make sure you're there before the 'balls drop' at 8pm so you can play for a hundred dollars worth of meat.

Best Queer Entertainment Melbourne
Miss Man is a popular Melbourne personality.

He's a Lady
Underbelly actress, renowned choreographer and songbird Miss Man (aka Mitch Bartlett) regularly titillates her Melbourne audiences with her live shows, mixing musical mimicry with original acts and stage shenanigans. Check out Miss Man's website and Facebook page to keep abreast of her upcoming performances.

Vintage Venuses
Gaining greater and greater fame around Melbourne, the Blonde on the Rocks parties are dedicated to lady love and are hosted in venues all around Melbourne by Blonde's retro babes. Take a look at the website to keep track of the latest party news.

Best Gay Nightlife Melbourne
Blonde on the Rocks parties are celebrated events.

Midsumma Magic
Celebrate Queer Melbourne in every conceivable way with the annual Midsumma Festival. The entertainment abounds with art, dance, music, film, sport, comedy and a whole lot more. Check out the Midsumma website for the January/February programme.

Have a Gay Old Time
Have a look-see at some of the best Melbourne gay bars, including drag and dance at Commercial Road's Heaven's Door and the pseudo celeb fests of Gossip Sundays @ Love Machine.
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Why? Check out some of Melbourne's most diverse acts and activities.
When: Varies - see above.
Where: All around Melbourne.
Cost: Varies by show/venue - see websites for details.
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