It would be nice if gay bars would hire gay guys instead of playing into the “straight is more desirable” meme. Here in Los Angeles, gay bars have seen their straight staff cause the bar to get sued by drugging women clientele or otherwise violating and assaulting them. They still haven’t learned the lesson: The Abbey bills itself as the “best gay bar in the world” and most of the bartenders are straight.
It’s awesome gay establishments are welcome to straights. But straight privilege should not exist in the gay world too. It sucks to see beautiful, handsome gay go-gos and bartenders not chosen over a straight dude because of sexuality. Unfortunately, this is yet another area where the gay entertainment industry is not a force for good within the gay community.