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The Cinch - Gay Bar - Phone Number - Hours - Photos - Polk Street - SF Station
After having met in countless venues over the years, and on the brink of its 35th Anniversary, SFJacks finds itself homeless. We left the Center for Sex and Culture in January, when its lease expired. We secured a new venue and had two meatings in February. We then discovered it did not fulfill the safety standards Jacks believes are necessary for our large gatherings. Although the current real estate situation in San Francisco makes finding a new venue difficult, we are on the hunt and optimistic.
Alameda County LGBTQ Resources
Gay bars once served as the centre of gay culture and were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could openly socialize. Other names used to describe these establishments include boy bar , girl bar , gay club , gay pub , queer bar , lesbian bar , drag bar , and dyke bar , depending on the niche communities that they served. Gathering places favoured by homosexuals have operated for centuries. Reports from as early as the 17th century record the existence of bars and clubs that catered to, or at least tolerated, openly gay clientele in several major European cities. The raid led to the executions of John Hepburn and Thomas White for sodomy.
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