This article develops a critique of identity-focused approaches to ethno-cultural diversity in urban
settings by shifting attention from categorical identities to the question of socialities. Taking the
example of a queer migrant club night as its point of departure, it shows how a focus on the forms
of social engagement that are particular to migrant club scenes can contextualize identity claims
but also go beyond them by highlighting the complexity of shifting affiliations and interactions that
makes for the appeal of such scenes. Rather than seeing queer migrant club scenes as a protected
refuge for a doubly discriminated minority, the consideration of socialities allows to reveal their
functioning as semi-public urban formations.