By the time Silver Lake began to emerge as a center for indie music lovers during the s, gay shops and businesses had begun fading away and replaced by businesses that appeal to straights as well as gays. MJ'sa somewhat-raunchy drinking hole and dance spot in L. I used to be a bartender and I was the original bartender at the Backlot of Studio One! Most of Weho gay events are only catered to gay males. Sunset Junction started out solemn as well.
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Gay Los Angeles: Silver Lake
I miss those days. Many of the restaurants and shops — including A Different Light, which became a national gay book store chain — that once catered primarily to gay customers are only memories now. Rumor has it that MJ's will be closing to make way for a new restaurant. The View From Here. The moderator reserves the right to edit or delete any comments. Kevin April 18, at 9:
Many of the restaurants and shops — including A Different Light, which became a national gay book store chain — that once catered primarily to gay customers are only memories now. Now many of those bars — such as Detour, Le Bar, and Flamingo — are gone. The building — which was declared a city historic landmark in honor of its role in the gay rights movement — is now in the hands of new owners who have expressed an interest in reviving the Black Cat name and keeping the iconic black-and0white cat sign above the bar entrance. Thanks for sharing this story. Rumor has it that MJ's will be closing to make way for a new restaurant. Silver Lake honored former resident Harry Hay — considered by some to be the father of the gay rights movement — earlier this month with the naming of The Mattachine Steps on Cove Avenue.