supaunknown wrote:When the 'Toons played a Halloween at the Slipper Club I was hideously dressed in a skintight Captain America outfit and got groped by a couple dudes dressed as the Japanese actors from MXC.
That's just your own fault for being so damn sexy.
Seriously, though, I get super annoyed by anyone who feels the need to get grope-tastic with people (unless there's an established grope-allowance with that person, of course). That happens in both gay and straight bars, though, and is more the result of general douchebaggery than sexual orientation.
I get Ken's questions, and they're worth serious consideration. But I also get what dearest blunt had to say about a place where people can feel free and safe to be "demonstrative" (and watch shirtless lesbians breathe fire!). I think it's worthwhile to have specific, LGBT friendly places to go and hang with friends, get your dance on, or whatever. I wouldn't ever want them to become totally separate, ghettoized places, but they don't have to be to still serve an essential function for the community.
Also, re: Plan B. There was apparently a community meeting this Monday on the proposed new location in the old Star Photo building on Willy St. I have no idea what came of that, but they do seem to be making a good-faith effort to work with the neighborhood to make it happen.