Homophobia and Gentrification

Wow. This proposed bar would be just down the street from me, and is having license troubles thanks to the minister across the street:

“A church leader in the Shaw neighborhood who has described homosexuality as a biblical curse has convinced local commissioners to protest the liquor license for a proposed gay bar he claims will exclude District residents, one of the commissioners said last week.

The liquor license for Be Bar, a gay-owned and operated neighborhood tavern scheduled to open in June at 1318 9th St., NW, was not on the agenda for the March 8 meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2-C. In fact, the barís property actually sits in the adjacent 2-F district.” (Wash. Blade)

Author: Rob Goodspeed