Saturday, 21 February 2015

London Gay Scene: Closing Time?

“As a young gay boy, I still feel the need to connect with other people who understand where I’m coming from.

“It’s important to have a designated area – it’s about being validated and told you’re OK, and it’s about a community feel. You can end up talking to a gay man in his 60s and learn so much about gay history and culture. It’s like your nan passing on wisdom. We take advantage of the fact we can walk around and be gay, but too often we don’t know our history. Knowing your history, knowing your movement, gives you power.”

Travon Steadman, a 20 year-old student and Black Cap regular.

Quoted in yet another article in the straight press about how the gay scene - usually with specific reference to Soho - is dying.

And straight bars are thriving?

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