The first gay bar I ever went to was the Cubbyhole when it was on Hudson Street in the West Village. It would have been around 1984, which made me 23-ish and I was fresh out of graduate school. I looked very straight and very Midwestern cornfed. I walked around the block before I got the nerve to go in because the lady bouncers looked so fearsome and eyed me suspiciously.
When I finally tried to walk in, the door lady stopped me and asked: “Do you know where you are? This is a lesbian bar.”
“Yeah, I know,” I said nonchalantly, as if I’d been walking into dyke bars since the beginning of time.
[UHQ] Alex Newell, Jane Lynch, Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz (all costars on the TV show ‘GLEE’) pose backstage at the hit musical ‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’ on Broadway at The Belasco Theater on June 10, 2015 in New York City.