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"Not Your Typical Gay DJ": How I Learned To Stop Hating Myself and Love Gay Bars

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 06.24.2016 | Queer Voices
DJ Louie XIV

It is important that, within the gay community, we talk about self-loathing and how we treat and view each other as gay people.

In Praise of Visiting the Gay Bar, at Any Age

William Dameron | Posted 03.18.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

The modern day fight for LGBT rights began in a bar and there was a generation who fought for those rights but did not live long enough to see them come to fruition. The least I can do is raise a glass to them every now and then and perhaps under the disco lights, steal a kiss from my husband.

Mississippi School Board Fights To Block Gay-Straight Alliance From Forming

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

A Mississippi school board has rewritten the district's rules on school clubs after a student expressed interest in forming what the superintendent ca...

The Pros and Cons of Straight Guys in Gay Bars

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I have mixed feelings about straight men in gay bars. Should gay spaces be for gay people only? Straight men can disrupt the aura of acceptance in a gay space. We go to gay bars and clubs not just to drink, dance and score, but to celebrate our own desires in a safe place, away from homophobic hecklers and heterosexuality.

How a Selfie With America's Most Talked About Gay Man Opened My Eyes

Sarah Zapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Zapp

It's 11:30 pm on a random Thursday night, and who do I see crossing the street in LA on their way into the club? Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player drafted and recently dropped from an NFL team.

5 Simple Rules for Straight Women in Gay Bars

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Ever since Will & Grace set a new standard for relationships between gay men and straight women by suggesting that our straight-female BFFs must be No. 1 in our lives, I've noticed an international trend of straight women increasingly dominating gay nightlife too.

The Roaring Gay 30s and 40s: Am I Too Old to Love the Nightlife?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I'd always considered 30 to be the turning point where I'd finally grow up. It would be a new age as tame and lame as new age (cue Yanni -- ugh!)

The Bro-ification of Dance Music

Ben Harvey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Harvey

Once upon a time dance music was, like, totally gay. Gay clubs were the point of origin of modern dance music culture. When EDM came onto the scene, it was gay clubs that embraced the genre. But dance music is now the straight bro's domain, with girls and gay guys just along for the ride.

Retro NYC Gay Bars Return In A Surprising Way!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Wish you had a way to remember all the past nights at legendary bars and clubs aside from the monstrous hangover the next day? Well, if you like to we...

Dancing at The Abbey

Andrew Nackerud | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Nackerud

If there were gay rights trading cards, my character would have high tolerance, 9 acceptance, 10 respect and telekinesis. But in spite of all this power, the moment I stepped foot in The Abbey in West Hollywood and a man caressed the chest hair protruding from my V-neck, I flipped out.

The End of SF: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's Fin-de-siècle Memoir of Artists, Punks, Activists and More

Tomas Mournian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tomas Mournian

"There was a time when clubs were so central to my life and I cherish the camaraderie that I found there, even if I always knew that it was escapist at best. Sometimes you get caught in that place, though, even if you know better: What are the options, really?"

Florida Gay Strip Club Wins Battle Allowing Nude Dancers

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A North Miami Beach-based gay male strip club has won a battle against the city, allowing its dancers to continue performing in the nude. South Fl...

When a Stripper Goes Legit

Justin Hernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Hernandez

Los Angeles gay nightlife became the backdrop to my world, which consisted of fast cash, alcohol, men, and sex. There was a certain amount of power that came with being on a stage.

Diamond Dreams in the City

Aiden Leslie | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aiden Leslie

Growing up in Ohio, I always had dreams of leaving the world that I never really truly felt that I belonged. It's hard to describe why I never really felt Ohio was where I was meant to be, but in my heart I knew that I was meant to grow somewhere else.

Gay Strip Club Sues City To Allow Male Dancers To Perform Nude

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A North Miami Beach-based gay male strip club has filed a lawsuit against the city after its dancers were required to keep their G-strings on. As ...

Off-Limits PDA: Danish Gay Bar Bans Straight Couples From Kissing While Visiting

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Danish gay bar has sparked international debate after reportedly banning all heterosexual couples from kissing while visiting. As Pink News and ...

Married Straight Mom Seeking Single Gay Man

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I find myself in the arms of a 6'2" god of a man we'll call Atlas. What would my hubby say if he knew? "You go girl!" Because my husband hates to dance, and I'm in a gay nightclub on Leather Weekend in Palm Springs, and Atlas doesn't play for my team.

PHOTOS: Party 'Til Last Call At The Best Late Night Bars

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

Playboy magazine crowned 14 bars across the nation in its latest feature, "America’s Greatest Late-Night Bars," and our very own Endup made the cut....

Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions

Liz Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Black

If you're religious to the point you refuse evolution as a concept, this is not the play for you. But for the rest of the world, Coming is that bitch-slap that will shock you and leave its impression after you leave.

Can You Change the Kind of Body You're Sexually Attracted to?

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

Most of us live within the narrow confines of our sexual bandwidth: if you're skinny, you'll be attracted to skinny people, and so on. Is it possible to get outside of this paradigm?

Air In the Hands, Mother-Stickers, This Is a F*ck Up!

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

The only way to make sure that you're body is in sync with your words and intentions is to be aware of your actions, gestures, and expressions. The question is, how?

Gay Dating: The 5 Principles of Gay Body Language

Mike Alvear | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Alvear

As the author of the first body language book for gay men, I'm often asked how male body language affects guy-on-guy dating. The answer: plenty.

Gay Dating: How to Use Texts Like a Pheromone

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

Studies show the average person sends or receives over 100 texts a year. If you've met somebody you're interested in, you've gotta learn the art of going from textual to sexual.

NY Gay Nightlife Guide

New York Magazine | Tim Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's LGBT nightlife is fairly robust - still anchored in downtown Manhattan, but with an impressive array of options in the other boroughs. Ther...