Cornwall’s only full time gay bar is about to close unless it can be rescued


Cornwall’s only full-time LGBT+ venue is set to close unless a new buyer can be found.

A gay bar in Cornwall has become the latest LGBT+ venue to close. Deja Vu’s owners Steve and Chris decided to put the venue on the market. They took over the bar from Bar Qdos just two years ago. They opened the venue after a large renovation for Cornwall pride in August 2015.

The couple vowed to keep the venue open as long as it was sustainable, which it was, but when Cornwall Pride – and its associated events moved from Truro to Newquay it was the “final nail” in the coffin for Deja Vu.

There are no LGBT+ club is Newquay.

It was revealed that money raised from the footfall that Cornwall Pride would create for the venue helped the owners pay for its building insurance, music license. However, because of the Pride’s move, those costs are now being met out the pockets of the owners.

The couple has put the business on sale for just under £40,000.

Speaking to THEGAYUK, Chris said,

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“When (we) opened the bar it was for the LGBTQ community and the bar would stay open as long as it paid for itself and with Cornwall pride and special events throughout the year this was the case.

“The final nail in the coffin was the relocation of Cornwall pride from Truro the capital of Cornwall to the seaside resort of Newquay ensured the bar to lose a large chunk of income from this one night. The income from this one night normally pays for the insurance buildings and contents and public liability along with the PRS music licence for the year.

“But due to the relocation of pride we are going to have to pay these out of our own pocket so the time has come to sell up”.

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16 responses to “Cornwall’s only full time gay bar is about to close unless it can be rescued”

  1. It was a brave move, them taking Cornwall Pride out of Truro to Newquay, especially as homophobia cited as cause of the closure of the Queen Vic as a gay venue in Newquay.

    However, there is another darker side to Cornwall Pride & being gay in Cornwall.

    31st August, several days after Cornwall Pride, (from which I am banned from as an outspoken gay artist & equality & HIV/AIDS campaigner) I was however an invited (gay) artist guest speaker at Falmouth University, where I was able to address over fifty museum curators, art organisations, cultural fund providers, art education bodies & other interested parties from within the southwest.

    The event at Falmouth Uni supported by the Cornwall Museum Partnership.

    I attended with both my disability service dog & my previous Red-Cross referred support befriender. A ‘belt & braces’ approach to help me cope with my clinically & forensically diagnosed post-traumatic stress, severe anxiety, panic attacks & catastrophic trauma… ALL as a direct result of the seemingly endless homophobic vendetta carried out by Devon & Cornwall police which has gone on for years, which led directly to my attempted suicides as a gay person persecuted by police & the adverse effects which are still on going

    As an invited guest speaker I was able to raise awareness with these influential persons assembled, issues regarding LGBT art, history & culture in Cornwall over the past three decades. More importantly the continuing problem of institutional & authority homophobia in Cornwall

    ….& of Devon & Cornwall police repeatedly & deliberately covering up of historic child rape over many decades, police aided in covering historic child rape & police homophobia up by by such people as the Intercom Trust .

    Even Peter Tatchell the International Human Rights Campaigner emailed me stating ‘he agreed that too many LGBT orgs have an overly cosy, uncritical relationship with the police & that Police homophobia still exists, – as I knew’….bitterly only too well.

    In recent years various organisations, many traditionally openly homophobic for many decades in Cornwall (Ie: Devon & Cornwall police, Health Authority, Cornwall Council & Cornwall Social Services, among others) had been able to bulldoze over & through their use of abuse of power & influence, to re-write, sanitise & blatantly misrepresent how their organisations had grossly abused, victimised & persecuted gay persons in Cornwall & over many decades.

    If they deny it, I can reference them to numerous & multiple incidents, as I have an archive of various LGBT issues in Cornwall going back over thirty years.

    More painfully these orgs are continuing to re-write LGBT history, plastering over & whitewashing over the long history of homophobic abuse & victimisation in Cornwall. More sadly some with the recent co-operation of some sycophantic LGBT organisations in the southwest (Like Intercom Trust & Cornwall Pride) who seemed so desperate to get metaphorically into bed with historically & still anti-gay organisations/authorities.

    LGBT history in Cornwall is being quietly erased.

    I was able to raise awareness at the Falmouth Uni gathering of the Intercom Trust banning of the adopted son of Falmouth, the artist Henry Scott Tuke (RA RWS (1858-1929) from inclusion in LGBT history in the southwest. As you can imagine this discriminatory Intercom Trust ‘HS Tuke’ ban did not go down well at a talk at Falmouth Uni where they even have a student accommodation named after Henry Scott Tuke.

    Falmouth Gallery keeping some 279 Tuke artworks on behalf of the Royal Polytechnic Society.

    I spoke of the impact of the voracious hate campaign Intercom Trust had run against gay persons who spoke out against the HSTuke ban. There were those delegates from various art organisations & museums seriously not impressed at effectively having been branded paedophiles by the Intercom Trust.

    NB; The Tate in London currently has a Tuke painting created in Falmouth Cornwall as centre piece of their ‘Queer British Arts’ exhibition celebrating 50yrs since ‘partial’ decriminalization of homosexuality in England & Wales.

    I raised the issue with the assembled preservers & conservers of Cornwall’s history & culture of how Cornwall gay art & gay art sculptures were banned from exhibition at Cornwall Pride, along with the threat of arrest previously made should I as a gay artist even attend Cornwall Pride.

    As gay artist & equality campaigner, I am a critic of the long, v-e-r-y long abusive record of police homophobia in Cornwall (still ongoing).

    As a gay man, given the hundreds, if not thousands of gay lives ruined by police in the UK, including those driven to suicide or attempted suicide by homophobic police…..

    Seeing ANY Devon & Cornwall police officer (past or present) taking part in police uniform at a Gay Pride event is every single bit as offensive as if Klu Klux Klan took part in their robes in a ‘black lives matter’ rally, or a Neo-Nazi took part in an SS uniform in a ‘Jewish Holocaust Memorial Service’ or a Freemason took part in their apron at an investigation into child sexual abuse…or a Westminster Tory Councillor took part in a Grenfell Tower memorial.

    This continuation of the Cornwall Pride ban upon me as gay artist, an act on the part of Cornwall Pride committee to appease police & also by some connected with Cornwall Pride, who were involved in collaboratively trying to cover up the massive £2-10 MILLION POUND tax fraud carried out by a former Cornwall Pride committee members & Pride sponsor.

    As an artist, I’d personally become a victim/client of the tax fraudster, & had personally been informed by the Tax Office Fraud department of the criminal investigation. I had mistakenly tried ‘in good faith’ to make Cornwall Pride aware of the situation regarding their Treasurer/Sponsor/Committee member, but I was banned from Cornwall Pride (still) & subjected to an abusive vindictive online hate campaign by some from Cornwall Pride committee & other LGBT organisations & even abuse from within an educational charity.

    Cornwall Pride Committee members continued to repeatedly deny from when they were first informed by me in 2011 of the tax fraud & continued to deny the tax fraud & involvement of the tax fraud perpetrator within Cornwall Pride, even after the Pride Committee member was convicted at Truro Crown Court for the tax fraud in 2014 & sentenced to 7yrs in prison.

    However, some of the gay sculptures (which along with myself are banned from Pride by Cornwall Pride committee), were most successfully exhibited this year at the award-winning Helston Museum.

    Youtube video of sculptures created by me for LGBT History Project Month 2016 & exhibited this year at Helston Museum 2017
    https://youtu.be/8kZyZCqXG0A

    The sculptures created as part of the National LGBT History Month Project & exhibited as part of a wider exhibition at Helston Museum by me as a gay artist. The museum visited by over 650+ persons over the duration of the exhibition. Where it was made clear to visitors about the Intercom ‘Tuke’ ban & the Cornwall Pride gay history sculpture ban.

    The gay sculptures exhibited at Helston Museum as my gay contribution to the 50yr celebration this year of the ‘partial’ decriminalisation of homosexuality in England & Wales.

    We certainly did not inform the vile homophobic scum of Devon & Cornwall police (past or present) of the Sculpture Art exhibition LGBT history element out of concern police would yet again have homophobically attempted to prevent the exhibition in the same way they did when;-

    they threatened to close down a Cornwall public community Falmouth Source radio station ‘if’ an interview with me was broadcast as a gay equality & HIV/AIDS awareness speaker.
    Police had previously prevented in 2004 a nationally advertised sale of African paintings created by me on behalf of a South African HIV/AIDS charity &
    previously police tried to prevent a LGBT Cornwall Beach Pride day in 2007 by arresting me several days before the event as the LGBT Pride Beach day steering group chair. Police later admitted two years later that the allegations against me were acknowledged (in writing) as false, but the damage by the vile police homophobia Devon & Cornwall police had already been done.

    Such is the depth & depravity of still continued protected homophobia within the vile & abusive Devon & Cornwall Constabulary still, today!

    As a gay person twice driven to attempt suicide as a direct result of abusive Devon & Cornwall police homophobia (& the contribution to those attempted suicides made by the vile conduct of the Intercom Trust). Attempted suicides & police misconduct which resulted in a Court welfare tribunal placing me in the severe disability DWP ESA welfare group.

    As a gay man who had been driven to attempted suicide by homophobic police & I having lost gay friends to suicide in Cornwall. These suicides following direct police involvement with those gay suicide victims immediately prior to their deaths.

    I distributed LGBT suicide prevention cards both at the Helston Museum exhibition in June & among the subsequent museum & art organisation delegates at my talk at Falmouth University.

    This particularly poignant following the coroner’s report into the suicide of a gay black employee of Falmouth University last year, which concluded he was driven to suicide in Cornwall by homophobia.

    Witnesses spoke of him being ostracised & excluded by LGBT groups…the same groups which have excluded other LGBT persons (like myself & others). LGBT groups which have been infiltrated & influenced by former & present Cornwall police (Intercom Trust, Cornwall Pride, GOC & others)

    I even reduced some of the museum & art org delegates to tears as I recounted how Devon & Cornwall police had for almost thirty years deliberately & repeatedly covered up the child sexual abuse & rape I was subjected too by a paedophile ring when I was a six-year-old child & the relentless homophobia I had been subjected too by the Devon & Cornwall police to try to silence me from speaking out as a gay man & child sexual abuse survivor/victim.

    Again, the role vile Intercom Trust had played since 2004 in collaborating with police in covering up both that child rape & police homophobia & hate crimes I have been subjected too, over decades.

    Please note. There is barely a rizla paper thickness between the adverse impact of my being raped & buggered from the age of six, repeatedly over a period of many years, on multiple occasions, carried out by multiple persons (teacher, police officer, clergy & others) & that of the adverse impact & effect of those homophobic scum Devon & Cornwall police officers them aided by the Intercom Trust, who have tried so hard to silence me & cover up both the child rape & police homophobia.

    I made it very, very clear to the museum & art org delegates I would as a CSA survivor witness to the Independent Statutory Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse & as a forum member to the CSA inquiry I would be SPECIFICALLY identifying the Intercom Trust for their role in bullying, intimidation, & abuse in their contributing to covering up both the child rape & police homophobic conduct, as well as identifying dozens of complicit homophobic scum-bag Devon & Cornwall police officers (& even members of the Judiciary) in their role in covering up both homophobic misconduct, abuse, obfuscation, malfeasance & the historic child rape I had been subjected too.

    I hope, given the considerable influence museums have had in my life, that in some small way I may have influenced museums & art orgs in Cornwall & the southwest, to better represent true aspects & history of LGBT lives & persons in Cornwall

    …& not swallow the complete dishonest ‘crock of bull’ being put out by traditionally homophobic organisations in Cornwall like the police, Cornwall Council & others, including some LGBT ‘kapos’ (ie. Intercom Trust ) which simper & faun in appeasement to these vile ‘still homophobic’ organisations who have been so complicit in destroying so many gay people’s lives in Cornwall, including my own & including complicit in the deaths of some gay persons over the years.

    Some people have forgotten, or never even knew…

    ‘Pride was a protest, born out of Stonewall, which was actually a riot against homophobic police’.

  2. LGBT Art, Culture & History Cornwall

    It was a brave moving from Truro & taking Cornwall Pride to Newquay, especially as homophobia cited as cause of the closure of the Queen Vic as a gay venue in Newquay. The situation of the move some feel caused by the MASSIVE tax fraud of a former Cornwall Pride treasurer/sponsor/committee member, a former business partner (according to Company House) to one of the Pride Chairs & former owner of BarQdos (which then became Dejvu under new ownership)

    There is a dark side to Cornwall Pride & being gay in Cornwall.

    31st August, several days after Cornwall Pride, (from which I am banned from as an outspoken gay artist & equality & HIV/AIDS campaigner) I was however an invited (gay) artist guest speaker at Falmouth University, where I was able to address over fifty museum curators, art organisations, cultural fund providers, art education bodies & other interested parties from within the southwest.

    The event at Falmouth Uni supported by the Cornwall Museum Partnership.

    I attended with both my disability service dog & my previous Red-Cross referred support befriender. A ‘belt & braces’ approach to help me cope with my clinically & forensically diagnosed post-traumatic stress, severe anxiety, panic attacks & catastrophic trauma…

    Disability ALL as a direct result of the seemingly endless homophobic vendetta by Devon & Cornwall police which has gone on for years, which led directly to attempted suicides & the adverse effects which are still on going.

    I was able to raise awareness with these influential persons assembled, issues regarding LGBT art, history & culture in Cornwall over the past three decades. More importantly the continuing problem of institutional & authority homophobia in Cornwall

    ….& of Devon & Cornwall police repeatedly & deliberately covering up of historic child rape over many decades, police aided in covering historic child rape & police homophobia up by by such people as the Intercom Trust .

    Even Peter Tatchell the International Human Rights Campaigner emailed me stating ‘he agreed that too many LGBT orgs have an overly cosy, uncritical relationship with the police & that Police homophobia still exists, – as I knew’….bitterly only too well.

    In recent years various organisations, many traditionally openly homophobic for many decades in Cornwall (Ie: Devon & Cornwall police, Health Authority, Cornwall Council & Cornwall Social Services, among others) had been able to bulldoze over & through their use of abuse of power & influence, to re-write, sanitize & blatantly misrepresent how their organisations had grossly abused, victimized & persecuted gay persons in Cornwall & over many decades.

    If they deny it, I can reference them to numerous & multiple incidents, as I have a considerable archive of various LGBT issues in Cornwall going back over thirty years.

    More painfully these orgs are continuing to re-write LGBT history, plastering over & whitewashing over the long history of homophobic abuse & victimisation in Cornwall. More sadly some with the recent co-operation of some sycophantic LGBT organisations in the southwest (Like Intercom Trust & Cornwall Pride) who seemed so desperate to get metaphorically into bed with historically & still anti-gay organisations/authorities.

    LGBT history in Cornwall is being quietly erased.

    I was able to raise awareness at the Falmouth Uni gathering of the Intercom Trust banning of the adopted son of Falmouth, the artist Henry Scott Tuke (RA RWS (1858-1929) from inclusion in LGBT history in the southwest. As you can imagine this discriminatory Intercom Trust ‘HS Tuke’ ban did not go down well at a talk at Falmouth Uni where they even have a student accommodation named after Henry Scott Tuke.

    Falmouth Gallery keeping some 279 Tuke artworks on behalf of the Royal Polytechnic Society.

    I spoke of the impact of the voracious hate campaign Intercom Trust had run against gay persons who spoke out against the HSTuke ban. There were those delegates from various art organisations & museums seriously not impressed at effectively having been branded paedophiles by the Intercom Trust.

    NB; The Tate in London currently has a Tuke painting created in Falmouth Cornwall as centre piece of their ‘Queer British Arts’ exhibition celebrating 50yrs since ‘partial’ decriminalization of homosexuality in England & Wales.

    I raised the issue with the assembled preservers & conservers of Cornwall’s history & culture of how Cornwall gay art & gay art sculptures were banned from exhibition at Cornwall Pride, along with the threat of arrest previously made should I as a gay artist even attend Cornwall Pride.

    As gay artist & equality campaigner, I am a critic of the long, v-e-r-y long abusive record of police homophobia in Cornwall (still ongoing).

    As a gay man, given the hundreds, if not thousands of gay lives ruined by police in the UK, including those driven to suicide or attempted suicide by homophobic police…..

    For me seeing ANY Devon & Cornwall police officer (past or present) taking part in police uniform at a Gay Pride event is every single bit as offensive & aborent as if Klu Klux Klan took part in their robes in a ‘black lives matter’ rally, or a Neo-Nazi took part in an SS uniform in a ‘Jewish Holocaust Memorial Service’ or a Freemason took part in their apron at an investigation into child sexual abuse…or a Westminster Tory Councillor took part in a Grenfell Tower memorial.

    This continuation of the Cornwall Pride ban upon me as gay artist, (& other outspoken or informed gay persons of a certain age) some might see as an act on the part of Cornwall Pride committee to appease police & also by some connected with Cornwall Pride, who were involved in collaboratively trying to cover up the massive £2-10 MILLION POUND tax fraud carried out by a former Cornwall Pride committee members & Pride sponsor.

    As an artist, I’d personally become a victim/client of the tax fraudster (Former Pride treasurer/sponsor/committee member), & had personally been informed by the Tax Office Fraud department of the criminal investigation.

    I had mistakenly tried ‘in good faith’ to make Cornwall Pride aware of the situation regarding their Treasurer/Sponsor/Committee member, but I was banned from Cornwall Pride (still) & subjected to an abusive vindictive online hate campaign by some from Cornwall Pride committee & other LGBT organisations & even abuse from within an educational charity.

    Cornwall Pride Committee members continued to repeatedly deny from when they were first informed by me in 2011 of the tax fraud & continued to deny the tax fraud & involvement of the tax fraud perpetrator within Cornwall Pride, even after the Pride Committee member was convicted at Truro Crown Court for the tax fraud in 2014 & sentenced to 7yrs in prison.

    However, some of the gay sculptures (which along with myself are banned from Pride by Cornwall Pride committee), were most successfully exhibited this year at the award-winning Helston Museum.

    The sculptures created as part of the National LGBT History Month Project & exhibited as part of a wider exhibition by me as a gay artist. The museum visited by over 650+ persons over the duration of the Helston museum exhibition. Where it was made clear to visitors about the Intercom Tuke ban & the Cornwall Pride gay history sculpture ban.

    See youtube video:- LGBT History Month Project Sculptures; Cornwall https://youtu.be/8kZyZCqXG0A

    The gay sculptures exhibited at Helston Museum as my gay contribution to the 50yr celebration this year of the ‘partial’ decriminalisation of homosexuality in England & Wales.

    We certainly did not inform the vile homophobic scum of Devon & Cornwall police (past or present) of the Sculpture Art exhibition LGBT history element out of concern police would yet again have homophobically attempted to prevent the exhibition in the same way they did when;-

    (i) they threatened to close down a Cornwall public community Falmouth Source radio station ‘if’ an interview with me was broadcast as a gay equality & HIV/AIDS awareness speaker.
    (ii) Police had previously prevented in 2004 a nationally advertised (Gscene & other publications) sale of African paintings created by me on behalf of a South African HIV/AIDS charity
    (iii) Also police tried to prevent a LGBT Cornwall Beach Pride day in 2007 by arresting me several days before the event as the CornwallLGBT Pride Beach day steering group chair. Police later admitted two years later that the allegations against me were acknowledged (in writing) as false, but the damage by the vile police homophobia Devon & Cornwall police had already been done.

    I could list more incidents

    Such is the depth & depravity of still continued protected homophobia within the vile & abusive Devon & Cornwall Constabulary still, today!

    As a gay person twice driven to attempt suicide as a direct result of abusive Devon & Cornwall police homophobia (& the contribution to those attempted suicides made by the vile conduct of the Intercom Trust). Attempted suicides & police misconduct which resulted in a Court welfare tribunal placing me in the severe disability DWP ESA welfare group.

    As a gay man who had been driven to attempted suicide by homophobic police & I having lost gay friends to suicide in Cornwall. These suicides following direct police involvement with those gay suicide victims immediately prior to their deaths.

    I distributed LGBT suicide prevention cards both at the Helston Museum exhibition in June & among the subsequent museum & art organisation delegates at my talk at Falmouth University.

    This particularly poignant following the coroner’s report into the suicide of a gay black employee of Falmouth University last year, which concluded he was driven to suicide in Cornwall by homophobia.

    Witnesses spoke of him being ostracised & excluded by LGBT groups…the same groups which have excluded other LGBT persons (like myself & others). LGBT groups which have been infiltrated & influenced by former & present Cornwall police (Intercom Trust, Cornwall Pride, GOC & others)

    I even reduced some of the museum & art org delegates to tears as I recounted how Devon & Cornwall police had for almost thirty years deliberately & repeatedly covered up the child sexual abuse & rape I was subjected too by a paedophile ring when I was a six-year-old child & the relentless homophobia I had been subjected too by the Devon & Cornwall police to try to silence me from speaking out as a gay man & child sexual abuse survivor/victim.

    Again, the role vile Intercom Trust had played since 2004 in collaborating with police in covering up both that child rape & police homophobia & hate crimes I have been subjected too, over decades.

    Please note. There is barely a rizla paper thickness between the adverse impact of my being raped & buggered from the age of six, repeatedly over a period of many years, on multiple occasions, carried out by multiple persons (teacher, police officer, clergy & others) & that of the adverse impact & effect of those homophobic scum Devon & Cornwall police officers them aided by the Intercom Trust, who have tried so hard to silence me & cover up both the child rape & police homophobia.

    I made it very, very clear to the museum & art org delegates I would as a CSA survivor witness to the Independent Statutory Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse & as a forum member to the CSA inquiry I would be SPECIFICALLY identifying the Intercom Trust for their role in bullying, intimidation, & abuse in their contributing to covering up both the child rape & police homophobic conduct, as well as identifying dozens of complicit homophobic scum-bag Devon & Cornwall police officers (& even members of the Judiciary) in their role in covering up both homophobic misconduct, abuse, obfuscation, malfeasance & the historic child rape I had been subjected too.

    I hope, given the considerable influence museums have had in my life, that in some small way I may have influenced museums & art orgs in Cornwall & the southwest, to better represent true aspects & history of LGBT lives & persons in Cornwall

    …& not swallow the complete dishonest ‘crock of bull’ being put out by traditionally homophobic organisations in Cornwall like the police, Cornwall Council & others, including some LGBT ‘kapos’ (ie. Intercom Trust ) which simper & faun in appeasement to these vile ‘still homophobic’ organisations who have been so complicit in destroying so many gay people’s lives in Cornwall, including my own & including complicit in the deaths of some gay persons over the years.

    Some people have forgotten, or never even knew…

    ‘Pride was a protest, born out of Stonewall, which was actually a riot against homophobic police’.

  3. Its not the problem from the UK we see it in Holland Belgium and France First its to expensive to go to a club and people do not have anymore money and internet is a good help to find a date. And a gay community is no more existing

    • Until gays can be guaranteed no harassment or disapproval in “straight” bars/clubs for holding someone’s hand/kissing/dancing together (or showing any form of affection at all), then “gay” bars are still necessary. Plus, being a minority, it’s harder for gays to meet other gays, so gay bars are good place to meet others (even though most of them might be scene queens.) And tbh many people – myself included – actually like gay bars for their cultural heritage, their individuality and quirkiness. I would miss them if they all closed down.

      • because demand is falling for segregated spaces and more and more people are out these days implying that shared social spaces are more popular. I think this is good

    • I go into straight bar and feel comfortable, I never feel looked upon, never have violent attacks, never felt different.

      We are 2017! We are all human, we don’t label people no more, we’ve come a long way.

  4. t is sad but if Homo’s supported it then it would not need to Close, I’m gay and would go but I’m up in Derbyshire

  5. I’m surprised Cornwall has only one full time Gay Bar I suppose no Gay Club. No doubt plenty of Churches and Mosques.

  6. Sad loss yet anther bar closing down.. things like grindr pof tindr and more social websites its more eaiser now then ever to find a date or a one night stand. We as glbtq need to stand together and keep people like tgeses in business sad loss if it goes xxxxxxx

  7. Bars aren’t the community and that’s mistake here. Scenes have long history of being about young guys hooking up or others having a safe place in come out and figure out who they are. No doubt it will only really be missed when it’s gone

  8. it is sad but its a pattern thats happening all over the country and in other countries . As the world becomes more liberal and understanding and accepting of LGBT , all mainstream bars now are becoming gay friendly and to be honest a lot busier less bitchy and more fun .Add to this apps like Grindr where people dont need to go to gay bars anymore to meet someone its all another nail in the coffin to what is now percieved as a bygone era , its very sad but times have changed so much . Gloucestershire lost its last gay bar 18 months ago . Further afield I went to Barcellona a year ago so many of the gay bars there have closed in what was a thriving gay district. in Cardiff the bars which have survived cater now for everyone and have become a magnet for hen parties and straights .Bournemouth – The Triangle area only has one or two places left now . We have to accept that gay bars are sadly a thing of the past outside big cities like London , Birmingham and Manchester .

  9. Very sad

    More sad as you are our fellow celts ᵃⁿᵈ aren’t being helped

    So come one

    …dig deep into your pockets and keep Déjà Vu going

    Sponsor

    Fundraise

    Donate

    Drink the pub dry

    Have your birthday/wedding/anniversary there

    •ᵉᵗ.ͨ •ᵉᵗ.ͨ

  10. Maybe if the gay scene in and around Truro wasn’t so bitchy and arrogant I suppose they would of gone far.

    Unless you are a regular in the bar, you get looked upon, no wonder no one feels comfortable enough to help déjà vu..

    That is also an old photo of the old owners sign, it is no longer called qdos.

    Wen it was qdos it was welcoming, fun and exciting, now it’s just like the rest of the bars, except it says GAY at the beginning..:/

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