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At gay bars, customers just as likely to be straight

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The Dispatch wrote At gay bars, customers just as likely to be straight

Saturday, August 23, 2008

BY KEVIN JOY

Despite the setting, with drag shows and male revues of “hot college jocks” making up part of the weekly schedule, a heterosexual presence (or even a pairing) isn’t so strange anymore.

This month, Axis hosted Sweatin’ — a high-energy, agenda-free party that attracts gay and straight patrons interested in dancing, socializing and, perhaps, looking for a fling.

As for the gay-friendly location: “Nobody seems to think about it,” said Harris, a 24-year-old who lives near Ohio State University. “There’s no pressure. It’s just people who want to have a good time.” As younger generations benefit from increasingly diverse peer groups, night-life options that welcome all persuasions are prospering.

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