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Gay nightlife in York is thriving after a historic York pub reopened as a new LGBT and OUTrageous, York’s new gay club night, celebrated its first six months of wild entertainment – and both venues are actively involved with raising money for York Pride, the city’s annual celebration for York and North Yorkshire’s LGBT community.

Every Friday night between 11pm-4am OUTrageous hosts a party for York’s LGBT community and the city’s many gay visitors – and entrance fees are exclusively used help fund York Pride.

Located within the heart of York’s lively nightlife at Vanity/Blue Fly on New Street, OUTrageous has fantastic drinks deals and special offers on cocktails, for an entrance fee of only £3 (£2 for students) – and every penny of the entrance fee goes to help fund York Pride. OUTrageous DJ Matthew T fills the floor with a mix of camp disco, club classics and chart dance/R&B and around 200 people party the night away each Friday night.

To add to the success of OUTrageous the Yorkshire Hussar on North Street, off Micklegate, re-opened in February as a ‘straight-friendly’ bar for York’s lesbians and gays! With regular entertainment, a range of appealing drinks offers and free wi-fi the Hussar is proud to be the gay pub for York.

Within the last few weeks York nightclub Tokyo on Toft Green has joined the gay party with a Sunday gay night. Entry to ‘Sinday’ is free to those having pre-Tokyo drinks at the Hussar, via a wristband scheme. Groups of four or more get a free bottle of bubbly while stocks last, and cheap drinks are available.