A large venue may be referred to as a nightclubclubor bar, while smaller venues are typically called bars and sometimes pubs. The Pursuit of Glory: Gerard Koskovich of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society explains that "[Gay bars] were a public place where gay people could meet and start to have a conversation, where they didn't feel like sexual freaks or somehow not part of the larger social fabric; from that came culture, politics, demands for equal rights. Gay Clubs and Pool Clubs Flex. Sander, the tour guide, does an amazing job.
Historically and continuing in many communities, gay bars have been valued by patrons as the only place closeted gay men and lesbians can be open and demonstrative about their sexuality without fear of discovery.
Brandon B. The Language of Kinks and Queens: Level Contributor.
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