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Moby Dick Fundraisers Support Bar, Staff

By Jim Provenzano | Jul 28, 2020

Moby Dick, the popular Castro district bar, is raising funds for employees and the owners' expenses in two online fundraisers.

Americans Want These Safety Precautions in Place Before Attending Events

Jul 25, 2020

The survey of 2,000 Americans found the majority are eschewing in-person events and parties — but there's always an exception to the rule.

Actor John Cameron Mitchell to Appear at Save Julius' Bar Online Fundraiser

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jul 23, 2020

Iconic LGBTQ+ screenwriter and star to appear at online fundraiser for legendary NYC bar.

NYC Gay Venues Julius' Bar and Therapy at Risk of Permanent Closure

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jul 22, 2020

Staples of NYC's LGBTQ+ nightlife could permanently close as a consequence of the pandemic.

SF Queer-Owned Bar Jolene's Faces Lawsuit, Demands for Change

By John Ferrannini | Jul 15, 2020

Jolene's Bar and Restaurant in the Mission district is embroiled in twin controversies — a lawsuit from one former owner, and anonymous allegations of employee mistreatment, manipulation, racism, and cover-ups of alleged sexual assaults.

Amid Rising Coronavirus Cases, Palm Springs Unites

By Matthew Wexler | Jul 7, 2020

With an economic hit $30 million in lost revenue and a surge of new cases, Palm Springs is digging deep to connect people and businesses with the resources they need to stay healthy and financially solvent.

Naked Men and Drunks: England Assesses the Reopening of Pubs

By Pan Pylas | Jul 5, 2020

It seems to have been more like a typical Saturday night than a drunken New Year's Eve.

LGBTQ Nightlife in NYC Faces a Long Road Ahead

By Matthew Wexler | Jul 5, 2020

"The outpouring of love and donations on the various platforms has been incredible. But we need continued support until we reopen," says Henrietta Hudson owner Lisa Cannistraci. "I'm not going to lose the bar. I'm not going to let it happen."

A Short Summer Outdoor Season May Put Chicago's LGBTQ Bars at Risk of Closing

By Matthew Wexler | Jul 3, 2020

"We're resilient. I do believe we'll recover," says Chicago nightclub owner and LGBTQ community advocate Mark Liberson. "It's just a matter of when. Remember, the last pandemic led into the Roaring 20s."

English Pubs Are Reopening — They Won't Be the Same

By Pan Pylas | Jul 3, 2020

Asking people in English pubs to keep their distance is going to be tough after they've had a few of their favorite tipples.

Houston Gay Bars Buddies, The Blur Close Temporarily Due to COVID-19

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16, 2020

Two gay bars in Houston, Texas have temporarily shuttered due to staff members testing positive for the CIVID-19 virus. The owner of one of the bars also tested positive, though he says he is without symptoms.

Online Extra: Oakland's Port Bar's Open for Cocktails and Tacos

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 15, 2020

Need a bit of nightlife drinks and food in Oakland? The Port Bar offers To Go service every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until they are allowed to move to the state's allowance for "Dine-In".

The Stage is Set: Lips Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 25

Jun 2, 2020

One hundred percent of sales from reopening night will benefit all Lips Fort Lauderdale employees.

COVID-19 Leads to Closure of the Stud, SF's Oldest LGBT Bar

By John Ferranini | May 21, 2020

The Stud, San Francisco's oldest continuously-operating LGBT club, will be closing its doors permanently, according to a news release from Honey Mahogany, a co-owner of the South of Market establishment.

Shuttered by Coronavirus, Many Gay Bars Are Now on Life Support

Apr 27, 2020

Gay bars were already closing their doors before the virus hit. Research shows that as many as 37% of the United States' gay bars shut down from 2007 to 2019.

Join a Virtual 'Sip-In' at NYC's Historic Julius' Bar

Apr 20, 2020

Fix a cocktail and retrace the steps of four Mattachine Society members whose defiant actions made history.

Quarantinis Anyone? Happy Hours Go Virtual Amid Virus Crisis

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Mar 21, 2020

With bars shuttered and stressed-out workers stuck at home, companies and friend groups across the U.S. are holding happy hours over video chat to commiserate and keep spirits high.

Boxers Celebrates Ten Years as America's Gay Sports Bar with New 2020 Calendar

By EDGE | Jan 17, 2020

The Boxers 2020 Calendar features twelve months of undie perfection that is sure to brighten every day of the new year.

Drink and Be Merry: 3 Can't-Miss NYC Holiday Venues

By Ryan Leeds | Dec 19, 2019

If you're headed to New York City, EDGE has scoped out three hotspots for winter-themed cocktails. These festive lounges will provide a brief respite from the stress of the city.

London Gay Bar Receives Hateful Postcard Espousing Homophobia and Racism

By Sam Cronin | Nov 14, 2019

The Admiral Duncan, a gay bar in Soho, London, received a postcard seemingly from the Phillippines, claiming "Old Compton Street was much better before you lot turned it into a gay street."

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