By Andrew Collins. A liberal-minded college community that's become increasingly popular as a weekend vacation getaway, Iowa City is also the most progressive community in an otherwise moderate to conservative state. Nevertheless, Iowa surprised many onlookers when it became the region's first state to legalize gay marriage albeit by a controversial court ruling.
A dart, a bowling ball and a hatchet — one of these things is not like the others. Axe-tossing bars have emerged as a popular trend around the country over the last year. They originated — naturally enough — in Canada and have migrated south, and can now be found in places from Brooklyn to Las Vegas.
While the LGBTQ community has made strides in recent years towards equal rights, many queer spaces remain largely underground. Haus of Eden performer Mx. Divine poses for a portrait at Studio 13 on Wednesday, August 29,
One of my favorite memories of working at Tunnel Bar in New York City in is when a striking Black queen walked in off the street and shook my hand as if I owned the place. I was just a year-old barback. And how that is exactly what happened next. The Kevin Aviance story could be Season 3 of Pose.
Yesterday, we brought you the story of Peter Grayan athletics adviser at the University of Iowa recently investigated by his employer. The university found evidence of long-term sexual harassment of students and cases of Gray bartering for sex with tickets to Iowa sporting events. The complaint against Gray listed among his misdeeds a propensity to show up at, and be inappropriate in, "local establishments that are frequented by student-athletes," and after our post, a former University of Iowa undergrad e-mailed us with a couple stories about Peter Gray out and about in Iowa City.
Phuckit wasn't really singing, and that isn't her real name. She was one of eight performers in a drag show at The Garden Nightclub, a massive gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender bar. It's nestled in the heart of the city that presidential hopefuls have been swooping in and out of for days to try to win over voters ahead of Monday night's caucuses.
Download the whole series on your Kindle now. So will the gay bar survive, despite the forces circled against it? I've marshaled the best evidence I could unearth in search of an answer.
Studio 13 Cat: Gay Pub. Studio 13 website. If you are a gay or LGBT business are don't have a listing with us, why not add your venue.
The show went on for attendees and organizers at the Des Moines Pridefest in the East Village today, but the celebrations were mixed with sorrow over the tragic news from the Orlando terrorist attack. Some first learned of the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub upon arriving to the annual LGBT festival. Long before the East Village earned its role as the hip, up-and-coming neighborhood for young professionals, The Garden and The Blazing Saddle bars anchored the area as the place in Des Moines for gay nightlife. We still feel that The Saddle, The Garden, these are our bars.