From Ben Patrick Johnson:
What are your favorite gay bars and/or dance clubs in Los Angeles? What do you like about them?
Bars and dance clubs are an important facet of our community's visibility, both historically and today. They serve as a social nexus as well as being many gay people's first experience of acceptance (of sorts) by a group. However, for me, bars and clubs hold little interest at this point; they served a role for me in my early 20s, but that phase of my life has passed. I'm on to other stuff now.