There might be a good reason some are closing.

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Writer William Dameron described entering a gay bar for the first time like visiting “a beautiful island of misfit toys.” Many queer people have derived positive experiences from gay bars, and yet, they are dying all across America. These spaces are often thought of as the beating heart of a big, gay family, but this beautiful, often nostalgic image, can hide an uglier side to queer…