Posts Tagged ‘gay bar’

Gay Guerillas Descend on Straight Bar, Possibly for Last Time

Beers for queers: Not just in gay bars anymore
This week, Metro Weekly reported on three local gay social activists who have been organizing a monthly "Guerilla Queer Bar" in D.C. for the past five years. The concept is simple: Get a bunch of gay people together, descend upon a traditionally straight bar, and declare "We're [...]

City Paper‘s Best Of D.C. Issue Out Today

The Washington City Paper's second Best Of D.C. issue since 1987 hits newsstands today. Since this is our staff's second Best Of, we're honoring the District's second-bests in 2009. My picks—including "Second-Best Strip Club Excuse," "Second-Best Item of Clothing to Remove at a Gay Bar," and "Second-Best George Mason Personality" (pictured)—are after the jump.

GLB Against T: Who’s Man Enough to Escape a Beating?

Bitch and Hormone: Gender identity gets worked over in bar fight.
When Mitch Graffeo entered Dupont’s Fab Lounge shortly before closing on Feb. 28, he hadn’t been to a lesbian club in more than a decade. Graffeo, 40, was only stopping in to pick up a friend, 29-year-old Jamie, at the conclusion of the gay bar’s [...]

Cobalt Retires Its Shoe Fetish

Point taken: Cobalt spikes its high-heel ban.
On a cold February night last year, Sara, a 24-year-old straight woman, slipped on the perfect shoes for winter bar-hopping: suede boots with a chunky 2-inch heel. She and her friends—another straight woman and a few gay men—were heading out for a night of dancing at Cobalt, a gay [...]

Another Hate Crime: Gay Bar Assault

Lou Chibbaro Jr. reports for The Blade on D.C.'s most recent hate crime. Two customers leaving the D.C. Eagle, a New York Ave. gay bar, were assaulted last Friday "by a group of men shouting anti-gay names," Chibbaro writes.
“The victims, who state they were walking through a group of 6 black males, were punched and [...]