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Iconic Bear Bar Lone Star Gains Legacy Status

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 20
In more good news for South of Market gay bars, The Lone Star Saloon was recently granted Legacy status by a new measure that aims to support historic businesses.

San Francisco, CA

Legendary Bar Gets A Collective Bailout

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 14
The historic Stud bar, under seige with the possibility of closing after the building's sale and a triple raise in rent, has found a group of nightlife and business professionals who've joined together to find alternative ways to keep the SoMa bar open.

Pulse Owners: Bogus Instagram Report Said Orlando Gay Club Was Reopening

By Terrance Harris, Jason Dearen and Alex Sanz | Aug 1
A spokeswoman says the Pulse nightclub in Orlando will not reopen as a memorial to the dozens of people who died at the gay venue during an attack last month.

Owners Say They'll Reopen Pulse Nightclub as Memorial Site

Aug 1
The owners of Pulse nightclub in Florida it will reopen as a memorial to the 49 people who died there.

Gay No More, NYC's Out Hotel To Go Mainstream

Jul 28
The days of New York City's Out Hotel as a gay-themed vacation spot are numbered. The Real Deal reports that Merchant's Hospitality has bought the long-term lease on the Times Square area complex for $40 million and plans to go for a mainstream crowd.

San Francisco, CA

Oakland's New Gay Bar Sails In

By Jim Provenzano | Jul 17
Located next door to the iconic Paramount Theatre, and convenient to BART and other public transit, The Port welcomed guests on Saturday, July 9 after more than a week's 'soft opening.'

The History of LGBT Bookstores in the Castro

By Michael Flanagan | Jul 17
The closing of Books Inc. in the Castro last month and the opening of Dog Eared Books (489 Castro) where A Different Light once existed has gotten me thinking about bookstores and the literary world of San Francisco.

Iconic SF Gay Bar's Future Uncertain

By Khaled Sayed | Jul 9
The building housing one of San Francisco's oldest gay bars has been sold and the owner said he's retiring and moving to Hawaii, leaving the club's future uncertain.

Rent Increase May Close Celebrated San Francisco Gay Bar

By Janie Har | Jul 7
One of the nation's most celebrated gay bars may soon go out of business after a new landlord more than doubled the rent, part of a trend that has old-timers lamenting that the San Francisco they know and love- dilapidated and diverse - is disappearing.

Police: Mass Casualties After Gay Club Shooting; Shooter is Dead

By Mike Schneider | Jun 12
A gunman opened fire at a crowded, well-known central Florida nightclub, and multiple people have been wounded, police said Sunday.

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