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Employees At San Antonio Gay Bar Brutally Attacked In Apparent Hate Crime: VIDEO


Two employees at a popular San Antonio gay bar were brutally attacked in an apparent hate crime as they left work early Wednesday. 

SaintDaniel Ramos, an employee at the Saint Nightclub, said two men pulled up in a black Silverado and asked for jumper cables. When Ramos' co-worker turned his back to look for the jumper cables, the men attacked him. From Fox 29

"Random guys asking for our help, we were willing to help them, but then all of a sudden, it was an attack,” Ramos said.

He said the guys started punching his friend.

"I heard the commotion and went around to try to help, got hit in the face by the second guy,” Ramos explained. “Fortunately, I only got hit once. Nothing as extreme as my friend."

The friend did not want to be identified, but he told us the attackers yelled gay slurs while they pounded on them. Ramos believes his sexual orientation is the reason behind the beating.

Ramos suffered a gash below his left eye, and his co-worker reportedly was admitted to a trauma unit. 

The attack was caught on surveillance video, but the suspects are still at large and San Antonio police haven't indicated whether they're treating the incident as an anti-gay hate crime: 

"I come to work thinking that it's a gay establishment, I'm a gay individual, my boss is gay, I'm supposed to feel safe,” Ramos said. ... 

"I've never, never been assaulted this way,” he said. “Stuff like this really needs to stop. It really does."

Watch Fox 29's report, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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From Stonewall Inn to Stonewall Warehouse: Nation's Fastest-Growing City Gets A Gay Bar


The nation's fastest-growing city now has a gay bar. 

San Marcos, Texas, nestled between Austin and San Antonio on Interstate 35, has been named the fastest-growing city in the US for each of the last two years by the U.S. Census Bureau — growing at a rate of 8 percent from its official 2012 population of 50,001 people. 

Back in September, San Marcos hosted its first LGBT Pride celebration. And on Wednesday night, the Stonewall Warehouse opened its doors, becoming the city's only gay bar. 

Forty-five years after the unofficial start of the gay-rights movement outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City, perhaps the opening of the Stonewall Warehouse deep in the heart of Texas is a sign of just how far we've come. Or maybe it's just a bar. 

General Manager Chris Rue discussed plans for the Stonewall Warehouse with with The University Star in August: 

When Rue attended Texas State from 2003-2007, he knew only of LAMBDA as an on-campus resource for members of the LGBTQIA community. Rue said he was not out in college for fear of being judged.

“Managing Stonewall is my way of giving back to the San Marcos community,” he said, adding that he wants to become something of a “beacon of hope” for everyone regardless of orientation. ...

As far as obstacles go, Rue said they exist but he tries to not let them get in his way. He said he isn’t worried about people who may not necessarily want a gay bar in town, and most people with that mentality haven’t even been to one before.

“There’s a certain mentality whenever you step into a bar in a big city, but this is still San Marcos,” Rue said. “We’re going to do things in a classy way that could only benefit and improve upon the town.”



Louisiana Business Faces Backlash After Announcing It's Not A Gay Bar On Facebook


Bar Code, a new bar and grill in Lafayette, Louisiana, bears the same name as a popular gay establishment in Richmond, Virginia — Barcode

BarcodelogoLafayette's Bar Code, which has yet to open, is also using a similar logo (above) to the Richmond Bar Code's (right). 

So, it's easy to see why some may have suspected that Lafayette's Bar Code is going to be a gay establishment.

Which apparently prompted the owners to make the following announcement on Facebook this weekend, according to Lafayette's The IND Monthly: 


The post was later removed, but not before IND Monthly took a screengrab and also captured a bunch of the comments, most of which are along these lines:  


Bar Code is also getting some hilarious reviews:


And even Richmond's Barcode is getting in on the action: 


Nick Jonas And His Abs Make Appearance At NYC Gay Club: VIDEO


Nick Jonas, who's been serving up the beefcake as of late ahead of his new show Kingdom being released, made a stop at New York City gay night club BPM last night. According to The Daily Mail, he played his solo track "Jealous" for the crowd and then performed a mini-strip tease atop a podium, revealing the abs that have gained quite a following:

Sandwiched between nearly-naked men with dollar bills wedged in their Y-fronts, Nick ripped open his white shirt, after shedding his suit jacket.

And, while he danced provocatively for the crowd and treated them to the 'Gun Show', he left his trousers on and his shirt around his shoulders encouraging the crowd to use their imaginations for the rest.

Watch videos of Jonas dancing, meeting fans, and baring his abs, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Montreal Men Allege They Were Kicked Out Of A Straight Bar For Kissing

Gabriel Dion

Gabriel Dion was at the Saint-Sulpice bar last Friday to celebrate the initiations into the med faculty for the University of Montreal, and like other celebrants he got a little tipsy and made out with someone. In his case, it was another man, whom he retreated with into a stairwell. Even though the two men made efforts to be discreet in their behavior, a security guard was alerted to them and escorted them from the bar, not even allowing them to return inside to collect their belongings. The bouncer told them that they had done something stupid, which Dion interpreted as the bar throwing the two of them out for being gay and presuming that because they were gay they would eventually try to have sex in the stairwell.

The bar owner Maurice Bourassa responded to Dion's circumstances by saying that the security guard found them in a more compromising position than just making out, saying:

We can kiss, no matter the sexual orientation. But once we’ve become horizontal, I believe there we have some limits.

He also asserts that the stairwell the men were making out in was a fire escape, which is against fire department regulations. Bourassa ensures that there is no homophobia in his bar and that gay men and women are, and have always been welcome.

Documentary On ‘Club King’ Mario Diaz To Premiere At Miami Gay And Lesbian Film Fest: VIDEO


A documentary on gay nightlife impresario Mario Diaz, who you may recognize from his appearance in ‘Rambo, But Gay’ or from the neon nightlife he has become such a staple of, will debut at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on May 8, according to OUT Magazine. ‘Club King’ focuses on Diaz’s life as a club promoter extraordinaire, permanently surrounded by glitz and go-go-boys. Reflecting on how he came to his line of work, Diaz says,

“When I was in high school and I was young and I knew I was going to end up in New York City one day, I remember thinking, ‘Wow!’ That’s what it’s like to really be gay and be in the gay city. And you know these underground clubs and this freedom of sexuality—it just seemed so exciting and cool and I wanted to be part of it.” 

The film also features Mario (perhaps inadvertently) imparting tips and life lessons to the audience—i.e. “Remember, the slower you dance the hotter it is.”

Check out a (beefcake-laden) trailer, AFTER THE JUMP…

For more information on the film, you can visit the doc’s Facebook page HERE.

(Image via Facebook)

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