My Childhood Gay Bar
In Memory of The Bacchanal
My friend June Thomas asked her talkative friends — people like Alison Bechdel, Dan Savage, and Matt Crowley— to tell her the story of their first visit to a gay bar.
Alison really captured the zeitgeist of being shocked, awkward, and INITIATED:
The first gay bar I ever went to was Satan's in Akron, Ohio. It was the summer of 1980. I went with a carl…
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