Despite the greatest fears of right-wing homophobes, it seems that the gay agenda is failing – at least in Bushwick, that is. Despite being a highly homo-populated neighborhood (as is much of Brooklyn), it seems that there are just not enough places where one can go to explicitly avoid all those pesky straight people.
Yesterday, Bushwick Daily raised the question of whether queer people of the gayborhood need more hangout spots for themselves, or if they’d rather just be more assimilated into the predominantly straight scene. And although the answer given by James Ryder was fairly neutral and open to the possibilities of either option, I’m just gonna come out and say it: give us more gay bars!
It’s not that we don’t want to be around straight people ever. (Though breeders be warned: if we homos were going to start a separatist colony anywhere in Brooklyn, it would probably be in Bushwick because it’s so damn hard to get to anyway.) It’s just that we don’t want to be around straight people sometimes.We don’t want to hurt your straight people feelings or make you feel left out just like, oh, I don’t know, that gay kid everyone made fun of in high school. It’s just…well, you’re cramping our style.
Bushwick Daily found a few queer hangout ops in Bushwick, including a Monday night party called Bath Salts, a monthly lesbian dance party called Witches, and a pop-up performance party called – wait for it – Bushlick. But surely there must be more, right?
Queers of Bushwick: what say you? Where are all the homo hiding spots?