Iconic New York gay bar Rawhide is expected to close its doors by the end of the month. The last day of operation will reportedly be March And they knew every guy who walked into the Rawhide, and every guy that walked in the Rawhide knew them. At the time of the bar's 30th anniversary in , Edge New York wrote that Rawhide "continued to do a brisk business in spite of Gym Bar, Barracuda, G Lounge, View Bar and other bars opening in the immediate area in recent year. US Edition U.
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Two New Orleans leather bars known for their cruising scenes have been hit in recent months with charges, fines, and a shutdown in sexual activity which is barred in public venues by Louisiana State Laws. That weekend found multiple instances of women being turned away from Rawhide. The event was put up by Crescent City Leathermen and had been advertised as open to all. Leiger, Jr. Perez was unable to confirm exactly who lodged the complaint, so connecting it to the incidents of women being turned away is informed speculation Perez admits as much in his piece. Soon after the Rawhide complaint was filed, the ATC performed a compliance check, in which an underage operative was sold a beer without being carded, and several undercover investigations, in which agents witnessed and recorded with hidden cameras, which is legal and according to protocol, said Leiger sex acts, hardcore gay porn on multiple TV sets, pup play and popper use. The bar was made to close for a week and put on a day probation.
A year ago, if the old Portofino at Thompson Street in Greenwich Village was remembered at all, it would have been as the restaurant where Elaine Kaufman cut her teeth in the early s, before opening her own place uptown. A bit of context is often needed to appreciate the triumphs, disasters and dramas that have played out in these buildings. On Sunday, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation unveiled a plaque at the church commemorating the first Pflag meeting there in Bishop Alfred Johnson , who leads the church, said he was pleased to have the plaque, as a sign that the congregation is as welcoming as it was 40 years ago.