At around midnight on 13 May, she said, the group of friends — which comprised two men and four women, most of whom are gay — arrived at G-A-Y Late and began queuing. Hopeful that they could persuade the other door person at the front of the queue to let them in, the group of friends continued waiting until they were next in line to get in. As the bar was not full, said Riley, it was clear to her that because only the women in the group were asked about membership and then denied access it was their sex that prompted the refusal. The doorman then advised the group to go to Heaven instead, she said.
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However the new venue will not be like XXL - which had catered specifically to gay 'bears'. It had lost a court appeal against the start of the development, sparking recriminations about the loss of LGBT nightlife in the borough. Nearly six thousand people signed a petition calling for the venue to be saved. Now council officials say they have signed an agreement with the site owners that a new LGBT space will form part of the development — but that it will not be a club exactly like XXL. The move was welcomed by Borough and Bankside ward councillor Victor Chamberlain, who has campaigned on protection of LGBT spaces in the borough, alongside fellow ward councillor David Noakes.
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In addition to Circa Soho on Frith Street, a new late-night club will throw open its doors later this spring. The original Circa opened in May This reflects a wider trend in other major metropolitan hotspots with established club and bar scenes.
Skip to Content. From decadent glam parties to burly bear havens, here are a brace of British clubs and club nights pushing inclusivity, body positivity and an outrageous good time. The good news is that this is a scene used to fighting for its right to party.