I don't believe in the no-win scenario.: grumble grumble
You know you’ve just summed up my entire feelings about the link between LGBT youth and the nightclub culture. My problem is that most of the younger members seem to be waiting on turning 18 and finally “getting in,” I’ve even heard some of them going to the…
have to say I agree with this, and whilst I like a good night out every now and then, the impression is you -have- to go out every friday night, which apart from being prohibitively expensive is far far too often in my mind. as for people using the excuse of ‘hes just drunk’ to excuse totally inappropriate behavior - yeah, happens far too often. Its a shame, we have a great wee community at times, but living up to steriotypes often gets in the way of it shining through.
I agree with your argument that we, as ‘adults’, should be responsible for what kind of image we paint of adulthood. Whether it’s entirely based and begins with drinking. But I feel that a lot of those members who permanently discussed drinking have all but left now. I think you should give us (and most importantly yourself) more credit for what a positive effect you and others have at G.L.Y.N.I and I think that our more impressionable members (bar a few) are aware that drinking does not equal LGBTQ life. But Belfast and Northern Ireland in general really does need more of a gay presence as opposed to a scene first (like Lady C said) but I think there’s nothing wrong with enjoying (or looking forward to enjoying) the club scene-some of us just like a good wee dance.