Despite the vital role that bars have played throughout the modern LGBTQ movement, each year seems to bring more news of gay bars closing.
Is it that gay bars (and gayborhoods in general) are simply victims of the gay movement’s political success?
It is that LGBTQ people have gained greater acceptance from their families, coworkers and society at large, so they feel less of a need to cloister themselves with other queer people in gay bars & clubs?
Do you think many of us opt to drinking & socializing at home with friends?
Can we place some blame on the ‘Netflix & Chill’ activities?
Do you think the fact that people don’t have to go to gay bars to see a drag show, because they’re getting their drag at home has affected club life?
What about social apps, while some men undoubtedly feel more comfortable meeting others digitally, is it unreasonable to blame apps in the decline of the gay bar scene?
What do you think is causing the demise of the gay bar & club scene?