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It's not clear which place is the first gay bar in the modern sense.
The raid led to the executions of John Hepburn and Thomas White for sodomy.The Stonewall Inn in New York City was the site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which have come to symbolize the beginning of the modern gay liberation movement in the United States. A gay bar is a drinking establishment that caters to an exclusively or predominantly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clientele; the term gay is used as a broadly inclusive concept for LGBT and queer communities.Gay bars once served as the centre of gay culture and were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could openly socialize.The first gay bar in Britain in the modern sense was The Cave of the Golden Calf, established as a night club in London.It opened in an underground location at 9 Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, in 1912 and became a haunt for the wealthy, aristocratic and bohemian.The place was opened in 1885 and existed for 125 years, before it was closed in December 2010.
Among its visitors were many artists, like actor Jean Marais and comedians Thierry Le Luron and Coluche.
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.
Although Amsterdam, Berlin, and London had more meeting places and organizations than Paris, the latter was known for the "flamboyance" of LGBT quarters and "visibility" of LGBT celebrities.
In the United Kingdom and the Netherlands gay bars were established throughout the first quarter of the 20th century.
The very first gay bar in Europe and probably in the world was the Zanzibar in Cannes on the French Riviera.
The gay club Eldorado in the Motzstraße was internationally known for its transvestite shows.