The Fault in our Gay Bars

The problems associated with maintaining LGBTQIA establishments and ensuring they are inclusive…

The Queerness

What is up with the lack of queer spaces, and why are existing ones so exclusive? Ciera Littleford explores this matter further.


It’s no secret that gay bars have their fair share of problems, but how extensive are these issues, and how limited are LGBTQ+ people, and particularly youth, when it comes to queer spaces?

Of course, queer people want, and need, to break away from the heteronormativity of ‘straight’ clubs and bars once in a while. This may be for a multitude of reasons – we may want to meet likeminded people, find love (I use that term lightly), or even just to find a safe space where we feel comfortable. However we can’t always find these in the typical gay bars that populate our cities; a lot of the time we can by greeted with prejudice in the places we least expect it. Another problem we face as…

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About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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