The History of Gay Bars, Feat. Born Yesterday

They’re nigh ubiquitous today, but where did they come from? And what struggles did people endure to make them happen? In our first showcase episode, Joey Brunelle of the podcast Born Yesterday tells us about three hundred years of drinking, dancing, and police raids. Find Joey at

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Brunelle, Joey. “002 – The Underground History of Gay Bars: Three Hundred Years of Drinking, Dancing, and Police Raids.” Born Yesterday.

Image Credit

“Bathers at San Niccolo” by Domenico Cresti. 1600. Wikimedia Commons. Rainbow added using

Audio Credits

Podcast theme music mixed from “Gregorian Chant”, “Mystery Sax”, and “There It Is” by Kevin MacLeod

Episode theme music: “Tikopia” by Kevin MacLeod

For audio credits for the Born Yesterday portion of this episode, contact Joey Brunelle.

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