Historic Gay Landmark, Le Barcito, Closing after 45 Years in Silverlake (Los Angeles)

  • metta

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    Nov 01, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Historic Gay Landmark, Le Barcito, Closing after 45 Years in Silverlake (Los Angeles)


    (I live in LA County and have never heard of this bar. hmmm. )


    http://www.gay.net/local-nightlife/2011/10/31/historic-gay-landmark-closing
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    Nov 01, 2011 3:05 AM GMT
    metta8 saidHistoric Gay Landmark, Le Barcito, Closing after 45 Years in Silverlake (Los Angeles)


    (I live in LA County and have never heard of this bar. hmmm. )


    http://www.gay.net/local-nightlife/2011/10/31/historic-gay-landmark-closing
    I grew up there and never heard of it.. hmm fascinating!
  • metta

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    Nov 01, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    "The protest was met by squadrons of armed policemen, and as far as we can find, this is the first time the word "pride" was used in conjunction with an organized gay event. It was from this event that The Advocate began as a newspaper for PRIDE, and that small publication would eventually grow into the major LGBTQ news source that it is today. Together the raid on the Black Cat Tavern, and later the raid on The Patch in August 1968, also inspired the formation of the Metropolitan Community Church."

    "These events pre-dated the Stonewall riots by over two years."
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    Nov 01, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    metta8 saidHistoric Gay Landmark, Le Barcito, Closing after 45 Years in Silverlake (Los Angeles)


    (I live in LA County and have never heard of this bar. hmmm. )


    http://www.gay.net/local-nightlife/2011/10/31/historic-gay-landmark-closing


    that's probably why they're closing
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    Nov 01, 2011 6:25 AM GMT
    ewww, i stepped in there once on a date. I left the guy there... (:
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    Nov 01, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    My good friend introduced me to this place. It was quaint, the drinks were cheap and moderately strong, and no one spoke English.