spongebob wrote:It's always seemed strange to me that gay bars are always maligned as such, when "straight?" bars exist for the exact same reason, for people to meet and sometimes go home together to have sex. Is this not a clear double standard?
of course not, because gays are icky and an abomination before god, whereas heterosexual premarital sex and colossal inebriation are totally kosher.
but one should also consider the fact that most straight men would like to know that a gay bar's a gay bar. that's really not the place you want to wander into for the sheer inevitable awkwardness that's going to result, combined with the social paranoia of being spotted by someone you know, resulting in rumors. kinda like how most evangelicals don't like to be spotted at the liquor store.