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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Are gay bars endangered?

Are gay bars endangered?
- While I was admittedly a little intimidated by my first visit to a gay bar as a timid 18-year-old, newly out of the closet, my worries quickly dried up when I arrived and found a feeling of community that I was unaccustomed to. Think the bar from Cheers but with drag queens and go-go dancers.
From marriage equality to transgender people's basic access to public bathrooms, it can often feel like the most private details of our lives as LGBTQ people are up for public debate, so to step into a place where our identity is not just tolerated, but celebrated, offers a kind of relief and affirmation that can be nearly indescribable.