Goodbye Gay Bars. Hello Gay Bars!

Gay bars may be closing elsewhere, but today Your Activist notes two which are opening.

The Derby Telegraph preview the refurbished Derby city centre pub Duke of York GAY, which will offer themed nights, a specialist gin bar and a function room for 70 people. The Burton Road bar has been shut for six months but is open after being taken over by new management.

Meanwhile the Coventry Telegraph (related) report that the Kiki lounge is due to open shortly.

Your Activist is pleased that more safe spaces for gay people are becoming available again, but remains concerned over the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on the gay community.