Gay bar

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The Stonewall Inn in New York City was the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which have come to symbolize the beginning of the modern gay liberation movement in the United States. Shown here in 1969, it has since been remodeled.

Gay bars are drinking establishments that cater to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. The term gay is used as an inclusive concept for LGBT communities. Gay bars once served as the centre of gay culture. They were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could openly socialize.[1] Other names include boy bar, girl bar, lesbian bar or dyke bar.

The Stonewall Inn in New York City is one example of a gay/lesbian bar. The gay rights movement was born there.[2]

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  1. "10 Businesses Facing Extinction". Entrepreneur. Retrieved Jan 5, 2016.
  2. "Gay bars". Slate. Retrieved Jan 5, 2016.