A gay home for Vienna's migrants
The first Homoriental, the multicultural club for a lesbian-gay-trans-queer audience and friends in Vienna, took place on 19th June 1999 after Vienna Gay Pride at Arena.” can be read in German language on the blog of Homoriental. Not regularly, but once in a while homoriental is THE center of queer nightlife when you want to party with a transnational crowd and if you don’t mind, but adore pop music from the Balkans and the Middle East.
Specific Balkan beats can be heard in clubbing nights of BallCanCan, founded in 2005 by Vienna’s queer icon of migrants from Ex-Yugoslavia: Sabrina Andersum (here a portrait in German about her work for human rights by celebrating transnational parties
Almost every month you can dance at BallCanCan, now organized by DJ TEO, mainly to pop and dance from the Balkans and Turkey. Sometimes BallCanCan is offering Eurovision Song Contest specials, presenting guest like forthcoming Austrian Eurovisioin artists or the new song contest ambassador GAYTANA.
Sabrina Andersum’s side-step Turbovolk, a clubbing focussing on very typical turbo folk music from the Balkans, is said not to take place anymore, but you never know about Sabrina’s next projects and adventures!
BallCanCan, homoriental and the parties of MiGaY are a wonderful example for REAL queerness. Everybody, regardless of their language, sexual background or identity is welcome and is having a gay and splendid time there! Hetero pairs dancing, a guy kissing a tranny, homo girls or boys holding hands - nobody cares and everybody enjoys the wonderful atmosphere!