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Should heterosexual people not be allowed in gay bars?
Heterosexual people should not be allowed in gay bars.
As long as LGBTQ+ sexuality and identity is not as commonly accepted as cis-gendered and heterosexuality, safe or autonomous spaces are needed.
LGBTQ+ spaces are considerably fewer than heterosexual ones and are declining; preserving the remaining ones is incredibly important for the community.
When LGBTQ+ spaces become popular among straight clientele, they often stop being gay spaces.
Denying entry on the basis of sexual orientation would be illegal and discriminatory.
Enforcing rules like this would mean to assume one’s sexual orientation or identity, which could bring more harmful consequences than the alleged benefits.
In many cases, straight women find safe spaces in LGBTQ+ bars.
As LGBTQ+ rights advance, gay bars should be more inclusive.
Segregating and creating exclusive spaces is not an effective path towards acceptance.
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