We are back and this time with some big changes! Please read the text below before coming.
Dress code: Sporty/Sexy/Silly/Kinky
From now on, to join us for our parties, you will have to stick to the dress code.
We have thought about this long, but it’s the step we need to take to truly make our sex-positive party a safe space for the queer community.
At the first parties in Zurich, the vast majority of people, both queer and straight, stuck to the dress code. There was something sexy in the air, and there were no strange or surprised looks from people who didn’t stick to the dress code.
Since then, we’ve come a long way and in exactly these 2 years in Zurich, our name has grown far beyond the queer community and their close friends. This has led to some of our guests feeling uncomfortable – we really want to apologise for that! – and we have taken together with EXIL the necessary steps to recreate that safe space, by only offering tickets at the door to check whether you’re a great fit for the party at the door.
Of course, clothes alone aren’t going to be a 100% fool-proof solution for this, but it’s a very good start.
The reason why it’s important that all of our guests adhere to the dress code is that those people who stick to it, will feel uncomfortable when there are also people in plain clothes (say, jeans and a t-shirt, or even worse, with a jacket or backpack on their back).
It’s important to us that people can express themselves freely.
We understand that there will be people who won’t like the dress code, but that is also a good thing because it’s mainly cis white men who don’t feel comfortable changing into a different outfit or showing more skin. Please remember, we are a sex-positive party for queers and their friends (who also should have no objection in being playful with their clothing for the night).
If people can’t express themselves freely at our party, then where else can they?
To our trans friends, anyone who came in kinky outfits, and anyone else who has had an uncomfortable experience at any of our parties: we SINCERELY apologise and we ask you for another chance. We’re always striving to become better, but sadly the quick growth came with unexpected results.
To quote Crossbreed in London perfectly: “We know our door policy isn’t perfect, but it is there for a reason.”
We’ve also got some more exciting news coming your way. Stay tuned!
Lots of love,
Pelin, Bunny and everyone at Harder
x Harder is first and foremost a techno party for the queer community that is also straight-friendly. We are inclusive, but this is OUR night to be comfortable, to be fully expressed and to be among like-minded old and new friends.
x Doors will be open from 23.00 onwards.
x No pre-sale. Tickets will be available on the door.
x Any racism, body shaming, transphobia or sexism will NOT be tolerated!
x “No” means “No” and Consent is sexy.
x Taking pictures and videos is strictly NOT allowed. You will be asked to leave if this rule gets broken.
x Age: 20+
The event will be held under the currently applicable official regulations (no vaccination nor test is required at the moment). We kindly ask people who show Covid-19 symptoms to stay at home.