Gay bars are going out of business fast. Since 2015 at least five have closed their doors in Indianapolis, about half the city's total. Among the casualties: the venerable Varsity, the city's oldest gay bar, dating back to the 1940s. In the past six months Talbott Street, long-known for its drag shows, closed, as did the 501 Eagle, a bar favored by leather enthusiasts since 1986. Jack LaFary poured the last of the drinks at the 501 in October but had seen the end coming well before then. "Guys my age stopped going out to bars all the time," said LaFary, 48, "and the new generation never did catch on.
December 22 / Chicago Tribuene