Topics :: gay bars

Fond Farewell to Tinker’s Damn and The Metropolitan

By Heather Cassell | Friday Apr 11, 2014
It was a bittersweet farewell to Tinker’s Damn, the South Bay’s oldest gay bar, throughout the weekend of March 28 to 30.

Bail Set at $1M for Accused Seattle Gay Bar Arsonist

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
A judge has set a $1 million bail Tuesday for the man police believe set a popular Seattle gay bar on fire just after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Suspect in Seattle NYE Gay Bar Fire Arrested

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
A Libyan Muslim man was arrested Saturday in connection to a fire that ignited on New Year’s Eve in a Seattle gay club.

Fritz transforms to "The Trophy Room"

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
On Sunday January 13, long-time South End and LGBT institution Fritz Bar will close for renovations. Fritz, at the corner of Berkeley and Chandler Street opened in 1983 just as the South End was becoming a neighborhood known for its large gay population.

Lesbian Sues Miss. Town For Denying Gay Bar Permit

Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
A woman’s federal lawsuit that accuses the leaders of a north Mississippi town of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying her a business license will go to trial Jan. 26, 2015, in Aberdeen.

Twin Peaks Celebrates Historic Status

By Michael Flanagan | Sunday Jan 5, 2014
Whenever I see the iconic sign for the Twin Peaks Tavern with San Francisco’s Twin Peaks and fog depicted on it, I am reminded of the ad campaign for Blackglama: ’What becomes a legend most?’

SPLC Files Lawsuit Against Miss. Town for Denying Gay Bar License

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Oct 1, 2013
A federal lawsuit was filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center against the town of Shannon, Miss. and its officials for denying Pat Newton, a lesbian, a business license to reopen her gay bar.

Gay Migration or End of an Era?

By Steve Weinstein | Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
Splash bars’s last dance: disco requiem for Chelsea.

Man Arrested For Shooting Outside Vegas Gay Club

Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
Las Vegas police have arrested a 24-year-old man who they say shot at a security officer in the parking lot of a gay nightclub over the weekend.

Shifts in Attitude Kill Off Suburban Gay Bars

Sunday Aug 4, 2013
David Ralston came out in the early 1990s the only way he knew how: He went to a gay bar. Not just any gay bar, but one in the suburbs, far from his Northeast Philadelphia home and the eyes of anyone in his large Irish Catholic family.