Club Q

Photo of a low-slung building painted with rainbow panels, with a sign reading "Club Q" under a large flapping rainbow flag

From a piece I wrote for Contexts in the wake of the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs:

The public only takes note of gay bars when something bad happens. It makes being a gay bar expert utterly depressing. I feel an obligation to share my knowledge, but I also feel like a trauma vulture. Journalists don’t contact me when new bars open, when they set new fundraising records, or when their events send queer joy spilling into the streets.

I was also interviewed in USA Today and on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s morning show, The Current

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