A safe place.

Posted: June 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

When I was younger no one knew that when I said I was “going out with some friends”, it often meant a trip to a gay bar in London.

This would probably have shocked many of the religious people from the church I attended. But it was my “terrible secret”. About a year ago I went back to one of the gay bars I used to go to, Ku Bar in London. It had changed a lot from the place I went to when I was younger. For a start, there were a whole lot more straight people there.

A gay bar is nothing more than a bar where gay people feel safe. Nothing happens there that wouldn’t happen anywhere else. One of my favourite places, although I don’t get to go there often is a pub in Watford near me, again, although you would see perhaps gay people sitting more close to each other or holding hands. There’s nothing really that would shock you unless you can’t cope with other people being loving to each other.

I remember talking to one of the singers in the pub in Watford and he was a grandfather, he told me that he was straight and didn’t really get the gay thing, but he said they were the best audience to play for.

So if you go to a gay bar or pub, you’ll just find it like any other bar. It might take a bit of getting used to that you will see people of the same sex cuddling up to each other. But the drinks are the same. You never know, you might make some new friends.

“A safe place, where you can truly be yourself”

If only church felt like this. (Where I go to church actually does, but other churches I’m not so sure).

Love

Paul

 

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