Looking for a night of pop divas and pretty boys and girls? Get your ass to West Hollywood, stat! Hairy hipsters make you weak in the knees? Silver Lake is probably more your speed. Maybe you want a little bit of both -- and thanks to Uber those dreams can come true, too.
15 Superb Gay Bars in Los Angeles to Grab a Dink At, Ranked
It was purchased on December 9th by a new buyer, who wants to have their own venue with jazz music. It opened in Photo: Q Voice News. Overstreet, who owns numerous properties in the area, also owns three of the buildings in West Hollywood that once housed queer bars or clubs that have closed.
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In , it was the site of one of the first demonstrations in the United States protesting police brutality against LGBT people, preceding the Stonewall riots by over two years. The bar was established in November ; two months later, on New Year's Eve, several plainclothes Los Angeles Police Department officers infiltrated the tavern. According to local gay newspaper Tangents , "the Black Cat was happy and hopping" before undercover police arrived and started beating patrons as they were ringing in the New Year: "There were colored balloons covering the ceiling
I was years-old, fresh out of the closet, and flanked by friends who insisted my time had come for me to take this rite-of-passage. This was before Grindr and other dating apps allowed you to hook up at home without making it public, and though I had driven down Santa Monica Blvd. It was by no means a perfect evening. I was an awkward mess, my friend almost got locked inside a supermarket, and the guy I was kissing at The Abbey bit my lip because a go-go boy accidentally kicked him in the back of the head. Growing up gay comes with tremendous obstacles, often leaving young people profoundly isolated.