I can't be the only lesbian in Frankfurt

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I have been here for a few months now and I am beginning to think that I am all alone. (aside from my partner) Someone told me Germany/Frankfurt had a huge gay/lesbian population, im beginning to think I was MISLED. Is there anyone out there? Anyone who speaks English is a friend in my eyes :0) We enjoy BBQ's, Day Trips, Playing Cards, going out for drinks, Casino's, or just hanging out. Im stuck here for 2 years...please can anyone tell me where to start in meeting people (gay or straight) THANKS!!!

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I know this is in the Frankfurt section, but you might try dropping a line to Snooker in Berlin. Tell her ian in hamburg says hello. :)

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There are lots of different meet-ups here on Toytown. Perhaps curry night, or the ladies 30 something night, or even the Old Farts drinking thing every Friday, or meeting up to go to the fitness center or yoga. Look around. I know there are gay bars here, just don't know the names of them. Sorry!

Doing that BBQ thing is tough here sometimes since Germans dislike the smell, and one is usually restricted to 4 times a year and you have to tell your neighbors ahead of time. Of course if you go to a park with a grill, that is always ok.

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Germans dislike the smell of Barbeques?? Hmmmmm interesting, that must not pertain to all Germans as all of my immediate neighbors have Barbeques almost nightly and outside fires... Thanks for the info on where to go and what to do... I knew that had to be something...somewhere :0)

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I cannot give specifics as to where, when etc but can confirm that there are many seemingly very friendly lesbians in Frankfurt. We hung out with some lesbian friends of ours at last year's CSD in FFM and met some great gals. I am sure that you will meet some good friends soon enough. All the best! :)

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Elaleya,

THANKS for the information. I am closer to Mainz than I am Frankfurt (Nierstein) Yeah I know, im kind of out in no mans land. Do you have any more information on the 18th in Mainz? What kind of a party? I hear foreigners tend to get punked when entering places the locals do not feel they belong :0)

Thanks Again

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That YOU TUBE Video was Hilarious to say the least. Thanks for sharing it. Was a good laugh for the day.

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we found in Munich that the only way to flush out english speaking LGBT people was to organise our own monthly Stammtisch, organised through this website. Starteed small about this time last year but now we get upwards of 40 people. Berlin started doing a weekly event shortly afterwards which seems to be very successful. So maybe you could be the one to start the Frankfurt LGBT Stammtisch?

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It's picked up that musty smell and is covered in cobwebs, but there is an old thread on Gay bars and clubs in Frankfurt. For meeting people generally, and to echo Moondancer's post, the TT-Frankfurt board has its own Events and meetups section where members organise, uh (*flicks through thesaurus*), meetups and thingamajigs. Maybe there is something there that will catch your eye.

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This may be stating the obvious, but have you not come across any FAM groups or networks on google.de? I did a quick search on some basic terms after reading this and there's lots of info. No need to tell you of course that the "there's a decent gay scene" line often refers mainly to what's on offer for gay men and I believe that's probably true in this area. In FAM and around, I come across lots of overtly gay men and a clear scene for them, but I rarely come across out lesbians.

Also, I see a lot of people on this board who start out with "I'm in Frankfurt", but really they aren't at all. It's by no means unique to German that life is more limited "in the sticks" if we are outside the "mainstream" (whether gay, new immigrant, single or whatever).

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Try a bar where the musos hang out. It's a pretty safe bet that the scene is tolerant and that English is understood,

My local is "Celsius" in Bockenheim, in the Leipziger Strasse. My band are regulars there, and two thirds of us are Brits. Plenty of lesbian guests there, all the staff and pretty much every customer there I ever talked to had a very decent command of the Queen's English. (see what I did there? hahaha!)

Not really LGBT, but mixed and easy going.

Similar in other parts of town: "Backstage" in the Rohrbachstrasse, Nordend. Bit sort of old school anarcho-punk. Or "Nachtleben" in the town centre on the Zeil. More sort of up-market.

Don't really know about strictly gay places, I tend to avoid them just as much as the strictly straight bars.

Cheers!

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hello, i am gay and new to frankfurt..

frankfurt do have lesbian and gay life, pulse, lucky's, friends , all in main city are nice place to hang out with friends, even with normal friends..

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Hello everyone!

I am a 26 year old Scottish gay guy living in sunny (and itensely boring) Kassel. I would love to meet English speaking gay or straight guys and girls :) If anyone is interested in saying hi, then please click 'add reply' :P

Sandy

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LGBT are in the minority. We sometimes need to hang out with people who have this one thing in common with us. This does not mean we wish to live a ghettoized life.

I completely understand this person. When I first went to Germany (I no longer live there), I got moved in, found a job and got settled. After a while I started needing to meet some people in the LGBT community. This is perfectly normal.

There used to be a party at the Uni Mainz, in the Kultur Cafe.

Look, it's still going on. It's called Warm ins Wochenende, and the next party is May 8th:

Freitag, 08.05.2009, 22:00 Uhr

Warm ins Wochenende

LesBiSchwule Fete

Eintritt 3,-€

http://www.kulturcafe-mainz.de/?folder=events

If you live in Nierstein, then contact KdO: http://www.kinder-des-olymp.org/

and go hang out at the Bar jeder Sicht in Mainz. It's on the Hintere Bleiche, which is perpendicular to the Rhine/Rhein.

http://www.sichtbar-mainz.de/

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Somebody was telling me about a Gay and Lesbian party in Darmstadt (which is only 20 mins. away from Frankfurt) every Sunday night at the Schloßkeller (in the basement of the castle right next to Luisenplatz). I'll go and check it out tonight.

I'm almost afraid to ask, but are there any Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Transgender/Transexual/Omnisexual TTers in Darmstadt?

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EM8Chel

Hey Thanks for the information!!! Yeah it is a scary road to ask any Gay/Lesbian questions on here lol hoping you have your helmet on tight as you can guarantee an attack LOL

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Its difficult to find straight sex in Frankfurt...LGBT would certainly be difficult.

I remember having seen a LGBT event at Zeil some months back.

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I'm almost afraid to ask, but are there any Lesbians in Darmstadt?

sure there are :)

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I've met a lot of lesbians/gays/bisexuals throughout Germany, and I highly doubt you'll have trouble finding a few.

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Slightly OT: on UnityMedia cable tv, channel 34 used to be Bloomberg. Last night I was flicking and I saw that now there's a channel with a distinct gay/lesbian focus. Some of the shows look interesting.

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