On September 22 a group of non-heterosexuals will meet for an evening of gaiety at a drinking establishment that does not cater to either a gay or lesbian clientele. Participants won’t know their destination until a day before the event.
The Washington Post describes the GQB recipe as « mix a few hundred gay and straight patrons in a small space, add music and alcohol and see what happens. »
Boone writes « the best case scenario is a few hours of boozy peace, love and understanding. The worst-case scenario is a busy night for Urgence Sante. » The event’s manifesto begins: « Sick of the same gay bars in the village every weekend, year in year out? Sick of o nly having ONE option for a lesbian bar in the city? The new gay group plans on taking over straight bars on the first Friday of every month, spreading the gay agenda across the entire city. (http://the gaily.ca) GQB informs the straight bar the night before.
Will straight bar patrons be upset by an influx of gays?
Should gays stick to their own bars?
Should gays frequent straight bars?
What do you think?