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Chelsea’s Rawhide Bar To Close

Jeremiah Moss has some sad news at Vanishing New York. Opened in 1979, the Rawhide is one of the last of a handful of old-school, unpretentious gay bars left in New York City. It is a survivor. But it won’t be for long. The building that houses it on 8th and 21st in Chelsea was sold a couple of years …

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Rant Of The Day

The topic of the below rant is certainly one of most well-worn discussions in our world, but we haven’t talked about it here in quite a long time. From the work-unfriendly Tumblr titled Dear Chill Masc Bro: Dear patrons and staff of the DC Eagle Y’all faggots need to get with the goddamn program. Your cult of masculinity being so …

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SF To Get Gay Sports Bar

And it’s called Hi Tops. “You don’t have to be a jock to like being in a sports bar,” says Jesse Woodward, one of the co-owners of Hi Tops, which is the aforementioned gay sports bar that will be taking over the space recently vacated by Lime (2247 Market Street, between Noe and Sanchez). “It’s going to be for everyone. …

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LA Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties

Citing recent LGBT rights setbacks like North Carolina’s Amendment one, Los Angeles gay hotspot The Abbey has banned bachelorette parties. From their press release: Every Friday and Saturday night, we’re flooded with requests from straight girls in penis hats who want to ogle our gogos, dance with the gays and celebrate their pending nuptials. They are completely unaware that the …

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DC’s Town Danceboutique Responds

In Monday’s post about bachelorette parties at gay bars, I mentioned that when at DC’s Town Danceboutique, I’d heard complaints about straight people “rubbing our noses” in their right to marry by holding parties at Town. JMG reader Chad forwarded the post to the owners of Town and here is their response. “The irony that straight people choose Town Danceboutique …

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NPR On Gay Bar Extinction

On Friday, NPR’s Marketplace show discussed the rash of gay bar closures around the country, citing Fortune Magazine’s recent list of “10 Businesses Heading For Extinction”, which includes gay bars. Listen to the audio here. An excerpt: Every year, Fortune Magazine releases a list of 10 businesses it thinks are facing extinction. Some of this year’s casualties? Record stores, crop …

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