Other gay establishments, such as the Henry Street dance club Sotto, post similar reminders on their websites. One of the virtues of gay bars is that they provide gay people a place to relax among their peers. Gonzalez says it transitioned into a gathering place for bohemians, hippies, Latinos, politicos, radicals, artists and the gay community. Knowing gay and lesbian people is associated with favorable attitudes toward same-sex relationships, in particular gay marriage. The downstairs dance space has a mixed reputation for poor management. Women feel uncomfortable because they can't count on being treated with respect, says Kelly Anderson, executive director of the Dane County Rape Crisis Center.
Other gay establishments, such as the Henry Street dance club Sotto, post similar reminders on their websites.
Straight people in gay bars
Mills says it was comforting to know her sexuality wouldn't be an issue because she'd be around fellow gay people. Anderson says this may explain why some straight women like gay bars: Puerto Vallarta February 7, A man drapes his arm around her. Some find a respite at gay bars. Patrons are a mix of younger, older with plenty of regulars and new faces.
A woman sits at a bar, the lights beneath its surface transitioning through the colors of the rainbow. LGBT people have fought long and hard to be able to express their sexual orientation in public, according to historian Dick Wagner. Check it out and see what you find. Gonzalez says the Cardinal started as a gay disco. At a nearby table, another man kisses his date's neck as his hands move through the folds of her dress. The crowd is friendly and slants older. In the '40s and '50s, they socialized at private events like house parties.