Lost Gay Bars of Earl’s Court, London

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It may be hard to imagine, but there was a time when Soho and Vauxhall weren’t the centre of gay nightlife in London.  Way back in the 1970s and 1980s Earl’s Court was THE place to be, with a bustling gay scene offering a number of different cafes and bars to meet a stranger or […]

Why is Grindr Web Not Working?

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Grindr Web launched in 2019 and was dubbed by the hook up app as a way to “quickly and discreetly” chat while at the office. But, just as quickly as it appeared it was gone. The site was taken offline and if you visit the URL all you see is a 503 error message. Why […]

Lost Lesbian Bars of Stoke Newington

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For a long time Stoke Newington (or Stokey, if you want to sound like you’re a local) was commonly referred to as ‘lesbian mecca’. It had a sizeable queer community, an organic farmer’s market, and a good handful of lesbian bars. Heck, one of the schools in the area, the imaginatively titles Stoke Newington School, […]

East Bloc, Old Street, London, UK

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Where: 17 City Rd, London EC1V 1JN When opened: September 2010 When closed: 2018 History Dank, dirty, damp, loud and sweaty. East Bloc had it all.  At the end of the 00s London’s queer scene started to migrate to the east. A reaction to the largely cis, white and overly commercial scene in Soho, the area […]

Town Danceboutique, Washington, D.C., USA

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Where: 2009 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States When opened: November 17th, 2007 When closed:  July 1st, 2018 “It turned into this really amazing wonderful, loving huge community.” Tom Goss, reminiscing about Town Danceboutique on his episode of Lost Spaces. Listen to the full episode below Listen & Subscribe for Free:  Apple Podcasts  |  Spotify  |  Google […]