Gay bars once served as the centre of gay culture and were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could openly socialize. Other names used to describe these establishments include boy bar , girl bar , gay club , gay pub , queer bar , lesbian bar , drag bar , and dyke bar , depending on the niche communities that they served. Gathering places favoured by homosexuals have operated for centuries. Reports from as early as the 17th century record the existence of bars and clubs that catered to, or at least tolerated, openly gay clientele in several major European cities. The raid led to the executions of John Hepburn and Thomas White for sodomy.
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June is just too hot -- not sweaty-sexy-ripped-bodies hot, but sweaty-drag-queens-with-eyeliner-running-down-their-faces hot. That said, there are still plenty of places to celebrate Pride in Vegas, this and every other month of the year. This is Vegas, after all. This year Temptation Sundays celebrates their tenth anniversary and remains the longest-running gay pool party in Sin City. Expect guest DJs, cabanas, and go go boys! Best dive bar: Fun Hog Ranch East Twain Parties can get wild at night and leather, fetish wear, and bondage gear is all highly encouraged. Best karaoke: Las Vegas Eagle East Tropicana The best place to belt out a tune is also the best place to drop your pants.
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They've always been safe havens for the LGBT community to express themselves fully and comfortably. They represent inclusivity and diversity. Oh, and they're fun as hell. That's why we asked Yelp for the most popular gay bars in the US , which were measured using an algorithm that looks at the star rating and number of reviews for each business. So, here they are — the 50 best gay bars to grab a drink, dance with friends, and celebrate Pride , in order by state.
Silverado, Portland's only gay strip club, after the closure of Three Sisters Tavern in and prior to Stag PDX 's opening in ,   has existed for nearly 30 years. Formerly called Flossie's, it was originally located below a gay bathhouse in what is now the Crystal Hotel. This was in the area of downtown Portland known as Burnside Triangle , or "Gay Triangle", for its many gay and gay-friendly businesses.