Pasadena's Only Gay Bar Is Fighting For Its Life To Ramin In Business
At this point, I can't even remember how many times in the last 15 years I have posted about gay bars and gay venues closing up for good. I've mentioned how it happened in my own small town, New Hope, PA, with 3 long-time gay bars, and how it's happened all over the world. Yes, from London to San Francisco, the gay bars have been shuttering for some very specific reasons. One of which is that the Internet and hook-up apps have basically ruined old-fashioned bar cruising. Another reason is that a lot of gay people have evolved and they're now assimilating. Many don't even feel the need to go out to gay bars anymore.
With that said, here's yet another gay bar closing down in Pasadena and they're fighting to keep it open. This one seems to be blaming the closure on the Coronavirus, but I find that questionable. I know COVID didn't help the situation and I'm sure they've struggled, but with so many other gay venues closing, I have to wonder if that was the only reason.
Like the rest of the nation, COVID-19 upended life across Pasadena and many businesses in the city shutdown for good or have struggled to stay afloat. Now, the city's only gay bar is fighting for survival after being closed for more than a year, according to a new report from the Los Angeles Times.
Here's another link to an article about gay bars closing down before we were all dealing with COVID-19. Even though there are tons of articles out there blaming COVID for the decline of the gay bar, this article dates back to 2017. This whole thing has been going on for about 10 years.
The city’s gay bars are disappearing, the singles action is now online, and married couples keep heading for the ’burbs. Is this the new status quo, or will the age of Trump spark a queer-culture comeback?
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