[quote="1ke, post:10, topic:246999"]
Seriously? This is a question you have to ask?
What is the purpose of a "gay bar"? It is to facilitate homosexual relationships, promote the "gay" lifestyle as normal, and promote drag queens (Showtunes night) as normal.
This is not something Catholics can participate in.
Oh, for crying out loud, not all gay bars are a variation on the idea of a sports bar! A gay bar is just a bar where the fraction of customers who are gay is a lot higher than in the general population. It can get that way by simple popularity with the trend-setters that other people follow. It can get that way for reasons of safety: gays would rather go somewhere where they are less likely to find a local bully roughing them up in the parking lot. Portland is a very "gay friendly" town, but there are still idiots beating people up for riding on a lavendar bicycle.
There was a time when it was almost a joke that as soon as a bar got a reputation as a great gay bar, the local avante garde heterosexuals would flood the place and the gays would have to go somewhere else. That didn't happen because the manager was trying to turn heterosexuals into cross-dressers.