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The Northside Bizarre

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The Northside Bizarre

The Northside Bizarre is an annual event for the queer leather and kink community.

The Northside Bizarre
Annual event for the leather and kink community
Queer Event
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The Northside Bizarre is an annual event for the queer leather and kink community.

This event has been going for 10 years and continues to get bigger and better. It's an opportunity for the leather and kink community to showcase their gear and fundraise for important community causes. They support Thorne Harbour Health's David Williams Fund (offering support to people living with HIV) and Joy 94.9 (Melbourne's queer community radio).

There is an area to buy kink and leather gear at reduced prices. There are also live performances and lots of colourful and friendly characters. The event takes place at the Laird as well as the neighbouring Masonic Hall and the section of Henry Street that runs between the two. The event now has thousands of people attend each year.

This event is based on a similar event that happens in Cincinnati where members of the queer kink community would donate their used gear to be sold. The idea was that new guys who were curious about leather and kink coud buy it at reduced prices in order to encourage them to try the scene. The idea was pitched to the Laird and they offered to host it. Eventually, Thorne Harbour Health and Joy 94.9 were brought on as partners and this threesome has been a match made in heaven ever since.
Location
149 Gipps St, Abbotsford, Victoria