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LGBTQ Nightlife in NYC Faces a Long Road Ahead

By Matthew Wexler | Jul 5, 2020

"The outpouring of love and donations on the various platforms has been incredible. But we need continued support until we reopen," says Henrietta Hudson owner Lisa Cannistraci. "I'm not going to lose the bar. I'm not going to let it happen."

A Short Summer Outdoor Season May Put Chicago's LGBTQ Bars at Risk of Closing

By Matthew Wexler | Jul 3, 2020

"We're resilient. I do believe we'll recover," says Chicago nightclub owner and LGBTQ community advocate Mark Liberson. "It's just a matter of when. Remember, the last pandemic led into the Roaring 20s."

English Pubs Are Reopening — They Won't Be the Same

By Pan Pylas | Jul 3, 2020

Asking people in English pubs to keep their distance is going to be tough after they've had a few of their favorite tipples.

Houston Gay Bars Buddies, The Blur Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16, 2020

Two gay bars in Houston, Texas have temporarily shuttered due to staff members testing positive for the CIVID-19 virus. The owner of one of the bars also tested positive, though he says he is without symptoms.

Online Extra: Oakland's Port Bar's Open for Cocktails and Tacos

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 15, 2020

Need a bit of nightlife drinks and food in Oakland? The Port Bar offers To Go service every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until they are allowed to move to the state's allowance for "Dine-In".

The Stage is Set: Lips Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 25

Jun 2, 2020

One hundred percent of sales from reopening night will benefit all Lips Fort Lauderdale employees.

COVID-19 Leads to Closure of the Stud, SF's Oldest LGBT Bar

By John Ferranini | May 21, 2020

The Stud, San Francisco's oldest continuously-operating LGBT club, will be closing its doors permanently, according to a news release from Honey Mahogany, a co-owner of the South of Market establishment.

Shuttered by Coronavirus, Many Gay Bars Are Now on Life Support

Apr 27, 2020

Gay bars were already closing their doors before the virus hit. Research shows that as many as 37% of the United States' gay bars shut down from 2007 to 2019.

Join a Virtual 'Sip-In' at NYC's Historic Julius' Bar

Apr 20, 2020

Fix a cocktail and retrace the steps of four Mattachine Society members whose defiant actions made history.

Quarantinis Anyone? Happy Hours Go Virtual Amid Virus Crisis

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Mar 21, 2020

With bars shuttered and stressed-out workers stuck at home, companies and friend groups across the U.S. are holding happy hours over video chat to commiserate and keep spirits high.

Boxers Celebrates Ten Years as America's Gay Sports Bar with New 2020 Calendar

By EDGE | Jan 17, 2020

The Boxers 2020 Calendar features twelve months of undie perfection that is sure to brighten every day of the new year.

Drink and Be Merry: 3 Can't-Miss NYC Holiday Venues

By Ryan Leeds | Dec 19, 2019

If you're headed to New York City, EDGE has scoped out three hotspots for winter-themed cocktails. These festive lounges will provide a brief respite from the stress of the city.

London Gay Bar Receives Hateful Postcard Espousing Homophobia and Racism

By Sam Cronin | Nov 14, 2019

The Admiral Duncan, a gay bar in Soho, London, received a postcard seemingly from the Phillippines, claiming "Old Compton Street was much better before you lot turned it into a gay street."

Watch: Police Investigate Assault on 3 Men Outside Boston's Iconic Gay Bar Jacque's Cabaret

Watch: Police Investigate Assault on 3 Men Outside Boston's Iconic Gay Bar Jacque's Cabaret

Nov 5, 2019

Boston police are investigating an alleged assault on three men which took place early Saturday morning outside Jacque's Cabaret, Boston's oldest gay bar.

Gay Nightclub Owner/Trump Supporter Running for Congress... Again

By Sam Cronin | Aug 15, 2019

Mauro Garza, the owner of popular gay night club Pegasus and Trump supporter, is running for a Republican Congressional seat in Texas.

Where the Hip Go to Sip: Lea DeLaria Opens New Ptown Nightclub

By Jill Gleeson | Aug 11, 2019

"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria opens The Club, a new restaurant and performance venue in Provincetown.

Gay D.C. Dance Club Set for Resurrection... In Baptist Church Building

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 9, 2019

A year ago, Washington, D.C. gay nightspot Town Danceboutique closed down. But now the club is preparing for a unique afterlife under a revised name and in an unexpected new locale: A building that used to be a Baptist church.

Rainbow Flag Again Set on Fire at New York Gay Bar

By Mallika Sen | Jul 8, 2019

For the second time in a little over a month, a rainbow flag at the entrance to a New York City gay bar was set aflame.

Watch: New Video Shows Rainbow Pride Flags Burned in Harlem

By Sam Cronin | Jun 5, 2019

In an update to the story of Alibi Lounge's Pride flags being burned, police have released new footage showing an individual lighting the flags on fire.

Buttigieg Sells Out Fundraiser at Iconic Hollywood Gay Bar

May 10, 2019

Pete Buttigieg drew a sold-out crowd to a fundraiser at an iconic West Hollywood gay bar, providing an intimate moment with the first Democratic White House contender who is a member of the LGBT community.

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