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Why This 71-Year-Old Gay Bar Served Its Last Light Beer

It’s not gay marriage, per se. … Gays have been accepted at straight bars, and they don’t need a gay bar. A lot of straight bars even have gay nights. And you have the Internet.

—Clem Bellairs, owner of Connecticut’s Cedar Brook Café, the supposed oldest gay bar in the U.S. that just closed its doors, on why establishments like his face uphill battles. (Also, his rent went from $3,800 to $8,000 per month.) [via]