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In Seoul, most gay bars were originally congregated near the Itaewon area of Seoul , near the U. Relative freedom from official harassment continued until when Mayor Ernesto Uruchurtu closed every gay bar following a grisly triple-murder.
In Amsterdam , there were already a few gay bars in the first quarter of the 20th century. In the black townships, some of the shebeens , unlicensed bars established in people's homes and garages, catered to LGBTQ clients. The first recorded use of the term 'gay bar' is in the diaries of homosexual British comedian Kenneth Williams : "16 January After seven years, its last night was Nov.
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It closed around or and the location is now home to Sidelines and Bar Argon. The full story about its demise remains a mystery, as does the fly-by-night relocation of its owners. Paris became known as a centre for gay culture in the 19th century, making the city a queer capital during the early 20th century, when the Montmartre and Pigalle districts were meeting places of the LGBT community.
With the establishment of the post-apartheid constitution that outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation as well as race, South Africa's gay night life exploded, though many bars continued to be segregated by race, and fewer blacks than whites go to the urban bars.