Gay men are known for being early adopters of everything from tech to culture to fashion.

Here are fourteen things you know you found before your straight friends. Some of these we can be proud of, some are better best forgotten.

1) Electric Blue lighting…

There was a time in the late 90s / early noughties when gay bars were lit almost exclusively (not really) by electric blue lighting. It was like a gay calling card. Moths to a flame. Hardly a bar in the UK didn’t have their logo or name backlit with that midnight colour.

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