First Experience at a Gay Bar?

60468-640x360-proud-cabaret-640There’s a fascinating thread from David and his WickedGayBlog. David is a 40-something Boston-based blogger who has had more action on his latest Question of the Day than any other.

It has received a lot of bisexual responses too.

David says, “I found it so interesting how one of my little silly ‘Question of the Day’ posts has had such a response. I posted it in the past 24 hours and it has had more comments than I have EVER received on a post, 7.8K Facebook likes, and thousands of Tweets.”

What is the name of the First Gay Bar you walked into. Were you nervous? What was playing?
David says, “I know personally I was trembling the first time I walked into a gay bar! (Oh how times have changed!) Let’s hope the end of gay bars isn’t anytime soon! (We obviously still love them!!!)”
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Many bisexuals posted, including some who identified as heterosexual before going through the doors, such as:


It was The Fritz in Boston. I was 48, married, and terrified. If figured, worst case, I might get raped. Ended up having one of the best nights in my life. There were very masculine guys, very fem, and everything in between. I was amazed at the variety, the openness, and their acceptance of me.

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Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]