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Oxford Off The Beaten Path: 72 reviews and 89 photos

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by Ginaravens

For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender people Oxford has a certain amount of activity. Firstly, the Jolly Farmers pub is situated in Paradise Street. Its a fine old building of low beams & odd design so do explore its nooks & crannies.

The Castle on the corner of Castle Street & Paradise Street has some GLBT nights, but enquire for which when you arrive.

St. Michael's Hall in St Michael's street off Cornmarket is where you'll find the GLBT centre, again, nights seem to change. traditionally Thursdays was men, Fridays women, Saturdays mixed, but expect the committee to keep changing their minds.

On Friday Nights there is the Coven II on Oxpens Road (Its a general purpose night club on other nights).

Generally, Oxford is very multicultural & tolerant, at any given time its population contains a high degree of tourists and/or students. Of the residents, few are actually Oxfordshire natives & the local accent is hardly ever heard anymore. I have worn a "Dipstick Lesbian" Tee shirt around town & find that there are people who try to behave as if they did not see it & others who are friendly & share the humour. No hostility however, to Oxford's credit. All the above venues are in the City Centre (Coven II after Oxpens College & by the Ice Rink)

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  • Written Feb 14, 2003
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