The fight to save the Boulevard, Pasadena's only gay bar

Regulars band together to save the Boulevard, the only gay bar in Pasadena and a safe haven for the LGBTQ community in the area and beyond.
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • June 10, 2021
Steve Terradot learned how to play pool in the back room at the Boulevard bar in Pasadena in 1981. He spent many nights there, relishing the feelings of safety and community the space provided. “We used to sneak in the back door,” he said,...
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