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Gay Basel

Everything That's Queer in Basel, Bern, Zurich - and beyond

LGBTQ news, parties, culture, film, music, lifestyle, shopping, chats, hook-ups and more...
GayBasil Events Listings

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Gays/Lesbians & Friends
Wednesday Night

Wednesdays, from 10pm-2am, at Bar Rouge, on the top floors of the Exhibition Tower, the tallest building in Basel. An evening with delicious finger foods, cocktails and a unique view, with music by their DJs. Admission free, but the number of places is limited.
Wie immer fängt das Season's Opening mit der Januarausgabe an

Monthly Saturday, 11pm, at Parterre One, Klybeckstrasse 1b. Dancing & amusement. with guest DJ + resident DJs playing uplifting Tech & Tribal House + Dance Tunes. See next date:
Hosted by habs queer basel
Remember Stonewall March + Stonewall After Party

June 29, 2019, 3:30-6:30pm at Barfüsserplatz. Stonewall Uprising anniversary rally to remind us that our emancipation is a continuing process of fighting to keep what we have already achieved. Followed by an 8pm AfterParty at Elle et Lui, Rebgasse 39.
Offstream stattet der Heimat in Basel einen Besuch ab....
Offstream in Basel

July 6, 2019, 10pm-5am. LGBTQ + friends Alternative Party: Ahoy, follow the stream with a Rhine River trip, lifting queer sails to arrive in Basel July 6th. Calling all sailors, shipboys, skippers, parrots and rats from rainbow country. Follow the siren song and let yourself be seduced by the Offstream DJ Kollektiv.
Ob homo, hetero, bi, … ob trans, frau, mann oder fluid... Hosted by Heimat Basel
Hoi! Tanznacht für Queers

August 3, 2019, 11pm-5am. Homo/hetero/bi ... trans/woman/man or fluid! Inclusion on the dance floor - with electro, deep-house + disco by Dinan all night long! Free admission until midnight.
Die Party der Vielfalt:Hauptsache, du bist ein offen(herzig)er Mensch!
Ménage à Trois, by Betty BBQ

August 24, 2019, 11pm-5am. A party of diversity! A HOME for all! Host Betty BBQ (Black Forest). Hostess + Show Marcella Rockefeller (Cologne). Music: DJ Chris Rodrigues (Nuremberg).
Harder is the official successor to La Messe at Borderline club
Harder #4

October 19, 2019, 11pm-8am. The most debauched queer/ sex-positive 20+ queer Basel party for everyone transcending gender/sexuality/age/nationality. Music, performances, dark/ unique ambiance/ electric crowd energy. Techno/ Techhouse/ Deephouse DJs Ben Manson, Jesse Jay, Marcos del Sol, Toy-o, Pelin Vedis. Cruise areas. KINKYFLOOR by Superlike: Ray Hoffmann, Herr Steiner, Goldfrettchen.
Annual LGBT film festival
Queersicht 2019

November 7-13, 2019. Seven-day annual film festival sponsored by the Berner Filmförderung, Die Burgergemeinde, and Pro cinéma Berne. See their website for the film program and the six screening venues:
Carnival in Basel
Basel Fasnacht 2020

March 2-5, 2020. Mon-Thu 3-day carnival party held the week after Ash Wednesday, mostly concentrated in the city center w/ vividly colored costumes, drummers, piccolo players in the streets Monday 4am Morgestraich main parade, Wednesday afternoon Gugge music concerts, enactments of medieval rituals: dance of death (Totentanz) and masquerade (Mummenschanz).