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  • All of Lauderdale’s Gay Bars in Jeopardy After Code Violations

    UPDATE on May 25, 4:45 p.m.: Mayor Trantalis met today with the city manager and city staff to discuss the recent decision they made to not renew the extended hours licenses of several bars that serve a gay clientele. Based on the meeting, the city will proceed with renewing these licenses. This will allow the bars to continue to remain open and serve alcohol after midnight. Staff’s initial intention was to try to address concerns about police calls and code violations by holding up the annual licenses. This was not the appropriate way to raise these matters with the establishments. The Police Department and the Code Enforcement Division will now work with the bar owners directly without targeting their licensing. Mayor Trantalis has consistently maintained that City Hall must be run in a business-friendly fashion. He also has long touted an appreciation for the city’s growing diversity. LGBT businesses and LGBT tourism are important components to our community, and Mayor Trantalis strives to ensure they are protected and nurtured. – Scott Wyman, Assistant to the Mayor 

    Once the center of nightlife in South Florida with well over a dozen gay bars, Fort Lauderdale now is the home to only five: Le Boy, Boardwalk, Mona’s, Slammers and the Ramrod.

  • GoFundMe Started for St. Pete Georgie’s Alibi Employees

    St. Petersburg, Fla. – The news of Georgie’s Alibi closing spread quickly through the community after Watermark broke the story Sept. 9. Many took to social media to share stories of the LGBT watering hole and to ask what this means for the gay bar scene in St. Pete.

  • Houston's Eagle Damaged in Weekend Fire

    Arson investigators were on the scene Saturday following a fire that gutted parts of The Eagle in Houston's gay Montrose neighborhood.

  • Lincoln Gay Nightclub Heavily Damaged By Fire This Weekend

    LINCOLN (AP) — Investigators are working to determine what caused a fire that heavily damaged a Lincoln bar and knocked out power in the surrounding area.

  • Man Pleads Guilty in Fire at Seattle nightclub

    SEATTLE (AP) _ A man who set fire to a crowded Seattle nightclub just after midnight on New Year's Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge.

  • Man Seen On Video Trying To Set Tropics Restaurant Ablaze, Police Say

    One man's early morning attempt to set a restaurant on fire literally blew up in his face, and it was all captured by a surveillance camera.

  • Puerto Rico Gay Bar Becomes 'Oasis' After Maria

    It was around midnight on Feb. 2 at the Bear Tavern PR, a gay bar in the Ocean Park neighborhood of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, when a woman began to pass around pieces of her birthday cake.

  • San Antonio Gay Bar Workers Beaten in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

    Employees of the San Antonio, Texas gay bar The Saint Showbar said they were brutally beaten outside their place of employment in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 17, and they believe it was because they are gay.

  • SFGN Gift Guide: Books

    You do it at least once a week, just because. It’s fun, relaxing, enlightening, and social. You love to shop… except when you have to shop for a gift for someone and you don’t know what to buy. Gah.

  • The Stable Merges with Scandals Saloon

    Local neighborhood bar The Stable is having a “Moving Party” this Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m., as they merge their bar’s operations with it’s sister property Scandals Saloon.

  • Three Arrested in Robberies at Phoenix Gay Bars

    (AP) Phoenix police say three people, including a juvenile, have been arrested in connection with robberies at two gay bars.