Are you thinking of heading to a gay club for the first time but not sure what to expect? We’ve all been there. A lot of rumours and horror stories can be found all over the web but we’re here to set the record straight (pun intended) about what to expect when going to a gay club for the first time.
Do you want to support your queer friend in the space they love and have a boogie to Whitney Houston? That’s awesome. But here’s how to do it while being respectful and considerate of the space you’re in.
People often have fears that they won’t be accepted or welcomed when going to a gay club for the first time. Maybe you don’t have any LGBTQ+ friends and want to meet likeminded people in person for the first time or maybe you just want to have a camp night out and party with some fierce queens. Whatever the circumstance, we are here to tell you to walk into that gay club with your head held high, smile at everybody when entering and you are sure to be welcomed and celebrated by everybody.
If you’re gearing up to take that step and go to your first gay or lesbian club, don’t be scared. Fear is only negative energy that you must shake off. Go! Trust us, you will have an amazing time! And, who knows, you may end up being one of the clubs’ regulars.
A key aspect of attending LGBTQ+ venues may be the inclusion of drag performances. You can expect comedy, live vocals or lip-sync and fierce dance performances. Remember to respect performers and support them in any way you can, you are guaranteed to be dazzled by the shows they provide.
Educate yourself before you go
There’s no shame in not knowing something about a community unfamiliar to you, but there’s plenty of shame in asking a same-sex couple an ignorant question steeped in stereotypes like, “Who’s the man in the relationship?” Believe me, it still happens.
No One Likes a Cockblocker
Keeping your “gay BFF” from getting laid is the cardinal sin. That’s why it’s better to go to a gay bar with a gaggle (the scientific term for a group of gays), so if one of the boys is about to get lucky, you can shift your attention. If you see young love blossoming, get out of the damn way, or excuse yourself to make your own booty call.
Most importantly, remember to have a great time! There really are no rights and wrongs when going to LGBTQ+ spaces, just be respectful and accepting of all people attending.