Get Into The Game; Gays and Straights Play Nicely Together at This NYC Gay Sports Bar
Boxers touts itself as America’s Gay Sports Bar. But how gay is it? Some of the regulars have noticed an increasing number of straight people hanging out at the bar over the past few months. They’re seeing groups of straight women and even some straight men making themselves at home in the formerly exclusive gay environment. Suddenly, the once all-gay crowd is now — dare we say it? — diverse. What gives?
Could this influx of new visitors be a by product of increasing acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people? Does the mainstreaming of L.G.B.T. people mean the end to the exclusively gay bar? I spoke with the owners of Boxers, Bob Fluet and Rob Hynds about diversity & inclusivity at Boxers.
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