Queer collective Cheated Hearts gives the middle finger to stereotypes
We talk to Roxy Burt – organiser, promoter and all round head honcho of created club movement Cheated Hearts.
For those people who don’t know – what is Cheated Hearts?
Cheated Hearts is a collective of young queer creatives; a melting pot of music, culture and ideas; a middle finger to stereotypes. Cheated Hearts is for anyone who covets creativity, seeks out substance and demands dance floors with a difference.
What began as a boutique event has given way to a monthly movement that bears witness to over 500 people a night descending on our venue of choice where we invariably reach capacity and spill into eager line-ups outside. Inside, Cheated Hearts offers a break from the usual trappings of Brisbane’s queer nightlife with a soundtrack that taste tests all corners of a play list you’d rather hear: from indie remixes to hip-hop, electro to rap, mash ups and more.
Roxy, you’ve got an upcoming launch party, what’s it for?
We are so stoked to be collaborating with Sydney's GiRLTHING to present the HLC Project Launch Party.
Where and when is it?
It’s at Ellement Lounge (206 Wickham St, Valley) on Friday, July 18.
Open to everyone?
Yes, this event is queer friendly!
Will there be DJs/entertainment?
There will be Cheated Hearts DJs, GiRLTHING DJs and Top Deck DJs. The talent spans from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Could you explain what the HLC Project is and why you have decided to host the launch?
The HLC Project is an online publication that aims to bring our community together by celebrating the stories of inspiring queer women. We're bridging the gap. We're breaking down the borders and tightening our community. There's no rivalry here. This is our Launch Party and this is the beginning of a country united by cross-state collaborations and a new era of parties and play time. Fierceness is in our guts, ferocity is our foundation. Join us.