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Why Gay Bars Matter

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For decades, gay bars have created safe spaces for individuals to gather and be fully accepted as themselves. KERA’s Miguel Perez talks with host Krys Boyd about the significance of gay bars to LGBTQ life, in North Texas, the focus of a recent collaborative project between KERA and The Dallas Morning News. And later in the hour, Oberlin College sociologist Greggor Mattson talks about what the closure of so many of these spaces during the pandemic has meant to the communities they serve.