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Iconic LA Gay Bar Turns to GoFundMe to Stave Off Closure

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 15, 2020

Iconic LGBTQ tavern Akbar, opened in 1996, is in danger of going under, another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. The owners have turned to GoFundMe to stop that from happening.

How Tokyo's LGBTQ District is Fighting for Survival Amid COVID-19

How Tokyo's LGBTQ District is Fighting for Survival Amid COVID-19

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 12, 2020

Tokyo's Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic but has been fighting to stay afloat, especially as COVID-19 cases hit a new high of 2,812 on Wednesday.

Last Call for COVID: To Avoid Bar Shutdowns, States Serve Up Curfews

By Jordan Rau | Dec 7, 2020

As states and cities around the country enact curfews on bars and restaurants to limit the spread of COVID-19, many different calls are being made on "last call."

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29, 2020

Saturdays at London's Heaven Nightclub are getting a little happier - at least, the meals are. New COVID rules say bars must serve "substantial meals" with drinks, and McDonald's is partnering with the club.

Jäegermeister Fundraiser to Help Save Remaining US Lesbian Bars

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 13, 2020

As part of its #savethenight initiative, Jäegermeister has joined forces with the Lesbian Bar Project for a fundraising effort to save lesbian bars in the US.

Orlando's Parliament House Building to be Demolished

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 6, 2020

The building that housed popular Orlando gay resort and nightclub the Parliament House, which recently shuttered after 45 years, is scheduled for demolition.

Orlando's Parliament House to Close, Reopen in New Location

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 30, 2020

Parliament House, a popular gay nightclub and resort in Orlando, announced it is closing its current location next month and will reopen in a new location soon.

Winter Is Coming for Bars. Here's How to Save Them. And Us.

By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Oct 24, 2020

Should the government pay bars, many restaurants and event venues to close for the winter? Some experts say yes.

Closed for Months Due to COVID, San Francisco Gay Sex Venue Reopens as 'Jack-Off Club'

By John Ferrannini | Oct 18, 2020

Closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, gay sex venue Eros on upper Market Street in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood has re-opened as a "jack-off club," its co-owner told the Bay Area Reporter.

Future of SF Eagle in Question

Oct 15, 2020

The future of the South of Market bar the Eagle is in question as the community wonders what will happen to the leather-themed establishment following the sale of its building.

Bar or Restaurant? The Big Issue in Pandemic-Struck Brussels

By Raf Casert, Mark Carlson | Oct 9, 2020

The big question on the streets is: when is a bar a bar and when is a bar a restaurant? And more importantly, does the distinction really help contain the pandemic?

Texas Governor Gives OK For Bars to Begin Reopening

Oct 8, 2020

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday allowed bars to begin reopening in Texas for the first time since June, ending a lockdown that began during a massive coronavirus outbreak that became one of the deadliest in the nation.

UK Nightclub Owner G-A-Y to File Lawsuit Over 10PM Curfew

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 6, 2020

London-based G-A-Y, a nightclub operating business, is preparing to file a lawsuit against the UK Department of Health over a 10pm curfew.

Historic Boston Nightclubs Ramrod and Machine Permanently Closed

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 30, 2020

Ramrod and Machine, the last two queer nightclubs in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, permanently shuttered their doors just before quarantine and won't be coming back.

Watch: A Fifth West Hollywood Gay Bar Closes Due to COVID

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28, 2020

A fifth gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif. is closing for good after being hard hit by COVID.

Watch: The Past and Future of NYC's Lesbian Bars

Sep 12, 2020

Did you know there are only three operating lesbian bars in NYC? This is their story.

West Hollywood Gay Bar Rage Permanently Closes Amid Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 9, 2020

Rage, the iconic dance club in West Hollywood, Calif., has become a causality of the COVID-19 pandemic, having recently closed its doors permanently.

West Hollywood Gay Bar Shutters, Victim of COVID Downturn

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 18, 2020

A West Hollywood gay bar has announced it will be closing its doors for good after negotiations with the landlord failed to secure the space for a reopening after five months of closure due to COVID-19.

Oasis Reopens Rooftop Bar Aug. 14

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 11, 2020

Good news for nightlife fans. Oasis, the popular SoMa nightclub, announced plans to re-open its rooftop bar on August 14, with proper social distancing rules in effect Fridays through Sundays.

SF Castro's Badlands to Close Permanently

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 30, 2020

The Castro nightclub Badlands at 4121 18th Street will not be reopening, according to a post on its Facebook page.

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