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Gay life in Mobile, AL

I left Mobile in 1989, and wonder if there's much of a gay scene there. I remember there was the Fireside, and a club on Royal Street that had drag shows. Anything changed?

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1901/06/2015

There is a club called Gabriel's that's downtown. Otherwise, the same: the wealthier guys sneak over to NO when they can get away from their wives, etc.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 105/30/2010

[quote]Otherwise, the same: the wealthier guys sneak over to NO when they can get away from their wives, etc.

LMAO!! thanks.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 205/30/2010

Snow White's sells custom made Klan robes.

I got one made of taffeta and layered organza.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 305/30/2010

Bump for more late-breaking news from Mobile?

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 407/17/2011

Gabriel's Downtown is integrated now.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 507/17/2011

You should call your mom and ask her this question.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 607/17/2011

B-Bob's on Conti Street has plenty going on and is home to the legendary queen Miss Cie.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 707/17/2011

I left Mobile in 1987. I never really knew there was a gay scene except for the times i went with college friends to dance at the gay bars; the music was so much better.

R1 is right. There were a lot of married guys from home in the New Orleans bars trolling around.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 807/19/2011

Those who left MOB -- did you leave because of the lackluster gay scene or for a job?

Curious.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 907/19/2011

I would think people would leave simply because it's Alabama.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1007/19/2011

[quote]a club on Royal Street that had drag shows That was Club Park Avenue, right? Think they closed sometime in the mid-'90s. Any Mobilians remember a queen named Roslyn Heights? She was 7 feet tall, maybe taller.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1107/19/2011

Drag shows are sad in big cities, in small redneck towns they are downright depressing.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1207/19/2011

They had an adult theater where there was lots of action, but a lot of it was police.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1307/19/2011

There are two things to do if you're gay in Alabama: Avoid getting gay bashed and getting gay bashed. No. Thank. You.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1407/19/2011

the Fireside was still there in 1989? I left in 1976 and it was there, acrossed the street there was a bar that did drag shows, maybe the Princess lounge? I may be wrong about the name.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1501/09/2013

My now husband and I left in 1984 for jobs in Florida. First in Jacksonville, but we've been in West Palm Beach since 1987.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1601/09/2013

FTM, we hang out with gay and straight friends and family when we visit Mobile. Don't now about the bar scene, etc. Can't stand the smoke, anyway.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1701/09/2013

Meant "know."

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1801/09/2013

Alabammy bump.

by former Mobilian, conceived on Joe Cain dayreply 1901/06/2015
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