Home' LOTL : Jan 12 Contents Midsumma is once ag ain set to heat up
Melbourne with the 2012 Festival
prog ram the most diverse yet. It’s a
veritable pick-and-mix bag with something for
e ver yone. Following tradition, Midsumma kicks
off with Carnival and T Dance on Januar y 15
at Birrar ung Marr but this year there is another
Carnival after party, Golden Babetime, which is
aimed at the women in the que er community and
their friends. Check it out from 6pm at The Deck
in Flinders Street it’s bound to be one cracker of
a par ty.
All Families Welcome is another highlight of
the festival at Edinburgh Gardens on Saturday,
Januar y 21. Bring your own picnic rug and basket,
and maybe a ball or a g ame to share. The picnic
will take place in the shade near the playground
in Edinburgh Gardens.
make you wanna chuck? Then chuck!
Women’s only cake fight. No sp ectators!
Femme Fight Club present a spe cial women’s
only wedding -cake fight followed by a re ception
to bash out our frustration with current marriage
laws discriminating ag ainst same-sex couples,
express our natural agg ression, and make some
tasty mess. Supportive fellas will mind kids in
another area of the park for the duration and
costumes are encourag ed so frock up! Be warned
though, this is g onna g et messy... a chang e of
clothes is advised. NO SPECTATORS!!! You
show, you biff. (Fighters may be documented,
with their consent, by an official Femme Fight
photographer). Cake & reception provided.
Come out and hit with the Ace Girls at this
women’s tennis night on Monday, Januar y 23
at Carlton Gardens Tennis Club . Get fit, meet
women of all ag es and dust off your tennis g ame.
All standards are welcome from beginners to
advanced. The session will focus on stroke
production, point play and social hitting. All you
need to do is bring a racquet and we’ll do the rest.
Dinner at the Pumphouse Hotel will follow the
tennis session (dinner at own cost).
The Ace Girls have provided an opp ortunity
for lesbian tennis players to meet socially and
improve their tennis since 2002. The group has
monthly dinners and reg ularly travels to play in
tournaments throughout Victoria and Australia.
Players rang e from Gay Games g old me dallists
to beginners to those who are rediscovering
tennis after many years on the sidelines. Advice
is provided on fitness, competition play, doubles
partners, racquet selection and racquet stringing .
Once ag ain there is a strong performing ar ts
program and a highlight looks set to be Leggings
Are Not Pants. Raw, raucous and beautiful,
Leggings are Not Pants shows that there are no
boundaries to gender identity, but there are to
lycra. A pole show with a twist on the sexy, this
is for anyone who has not come out as wanting
to explore an inner dancer. Full of laughter,
sweat, acrobatics, beauty, rocking live music and
muscles, this hilarious show defies the divide
betwe en masculinity and femininity and explores
being queer in today ’s world.
By the same director as last year ’s fabulous
Ladies Prefer Brunettes, it is presented in
conjunction with the Women’s Circus. Not-to-be
missed, it is, indeed , circus g old.
For something bawdy, naughty, brash and just
as glamorous as the original Midler, Catherine
Alcorn returns to The Butterfly Club with her
acclaimed show The Divine Miss Bette from Jan
These events are just a tasting dish of what is set
to be the hottest Mudsumma Festival yet.
For all bookings full Festival Program go to:
16 Lesbians On The Loose Magazine • lotl.com
Lifestyle | Events
The 2012 festival of all things LGBT starts off with a bang this January!
Check out the highlights of the festival season.
LOTL Boy Awards:
LOTL will continue our quest to find the nation’s most eligible bacholorette for our inaugural BOY award.
We’ll be setting up shop at the Midsumma Carnival on January 15. Why not drop by our stall, check out the
latest wares from Rainbow Warehouse, browse the pages of CURVE and LOTL and if you’re single, jump in
the Photo Booth and add your pic to our gallery of BOY entrants!
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