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How To Tell When Your Favorite Gay Bar Is Turning Straight

Patrons of the gay pub King William IV in London are worried their favorite watering hole, which has been serving beer to ‘mos since the 1930s, is ditching its gay roots in favor of attracting a more broad (read: straighter) clientele. What could’ve given it away? Maybe it was when the bar (known as “The Willie” to locals) terminated sponsorship of a gay pride float. Or the abrupt end to drag queen game night. Or the absence of the local gay rags usually stocked inside. Or, uh, the rainbow flag hanging outside that’s gone missing. The first hint of any gay venue trying to push its gay clientele out the door, however, rests in the drink menu: fewer than six drinks on the cocktail list that end with “-tini” means your bar is going breeder.