Skip to Main Content. Continue to article content. You work together to fight your way to the front. Moral disgust was not the only consideration that made being gay a disqualifying trait for government service at the time; gays, it was widely believed, were also uniquely vulnerable to blackmail. They are there to entertain you, not to have your sweaty, sticky hands all over them no matter how beautiful you think they are or sexually confused they make you. A study found that in the spy cases discovered since World War II, only six involved gays, and in none of these was sexual orientation a deciding factor.
In one of the few cases where the Soviets did try to blackmail a closeted gay man, their plans backfired.
The Dos & Don'ts Of Gay Clubbing
Nights like Duckie see cabaret mixed with campness, before you fall across the road into one of the warehouse spaces that rumble on until lunchtime the next day. Being sick on yourself is never a good look. Spaces where we can be ourselves, without the same fear of persecution, abuse and assault we face on the street. You will have fun, if you allow yourself to. That being said, treat queer venues as if you would a party at your mums house. But such quotidian explanations do not suit our increasingly conspiratorial times.
That being said, treat queer venues as if you would a party at your mums house. Remember to look after each other. From plaid clad butches to leathered up daddies suspended from a ceiling and every possible iteration of queerness outside of and in between, we have it all - you just need to know where to look for it. Look After Each Other Being sick on yourself is never a good look. It can be fun.