Dear Gay Men, Stop Telling Women They Can't Be in Gay Bars
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Can straight people go into gay bars?
I see it on my Facebook feed every couple of months: a gay man complaining about women in gay bars. Sometimes it's a complaint about annoying bachelorette parties who harass and tokenize men who are simply trying to dance and hook up. Sometimes it's a guy saying he doesn't feel comfortable having sex at a sex party if there are women around. Sometimes it's some older gay man saying, "There should be no fish allowed.
My question, though, is this: would be we looked down upon for going to a gay bar even though we are straight? We're just looking to make friends and have a good time. Generally straight women are treated very well in gay bars. The women don't feel threatened because they are not being hit on by the guys, and the gay guys are usually very friendly to straight women. In fact, some gay guys have many straight women friends, so it's rather common to see straight women in the bars with their gay friends.