Being queer here is awesome if you’re at all into nature!Within a ten-minute drive from downtown, you can be in the mountains, hiking or skiing in one of the numerous and beautiful canyons surrounding the valley.You kind of have to know someone to know what’s going on in the queer women’s and trans community here and where the queer women and trans people are.I think “The Advocate’s” evaluation of SLC as the “gayest city” is based on the gay male community, but not really the lesbian, queer, or trans community.), a pretty good sized smoking patio, dancing cages, a stage, and sometimes has bad fried foods in the back bar.
For some people, that’s a perk but for others it’s kind of lame. Being queer in Salt Lake City seems to inspire activism because there really is a lot to fight for though I’ve definitely seen the city become more progressive within my lifetime.
Although the dominant culture is still fairly conservative, white, Mormon, and middle-class, this creates a really interesting counter-culture.
One thing that excites me about living in Salt Lake is that there’s still something to fight for here as a queer and it feels meaningful just to be “out and proud” and visible.
I like this bar because they have a whole menu of different kinds of shots. It’s usually loud and just gets louder and more rambunctious as it gets later.
This bar also hosts queer events every once in a while.