Famous for its historic sites, bay-front location, vintage buildings with wrought-iron balconies, and one of the nation's most popular Mardi Gras celebrations , the southern Alabama city of Mobile has a small but very fun gay nightlife district. Most of the city's LGBT bars are in the heart of downtown, steps from the moss-draped live oak trees of Bienville Square and the acclaimed Saenger Theatre. The scene here is considerably more discreet than in New Orleans , but charming Mobile does make for a very fun weekend getaway. There are three gay bars in downtown Mobile, all of them around the block of Conti Street from Joachim to Conception streets. Due to the limited number of bars, all three cater to both gay men and lesbians, with certain nights or events focused on one group over the other.
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By Michael Kane. Two conditions brought these seemingly oppositional groups together. One: It was illegal to be gay, with police routinely hauling in homosexuals on charges of lewdness or indecency. In short, a gay bar was an illegal business — or at a minimum, a business subject to relentless harassment. Yet where most New Yorkers saw deviance, the Mafia saw profit. Same as with gambling, prostitution or bootlegging, all it took was the customary payoffs for cops to look the other way.
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With a rich history of LGBT activism and a flourishing community, Chicago offers one of the best gay nightlife scenes in the country, particularly in Boystown. Although its formal name is Lakeview, Boystown is the more commonly used named for this famous gay neighborhood. Located on the north side of Chicago, this historic neighborhood has been the center of the city's LGBT community since the s.