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Wed May 18, 2016, 01:31 PM

'Gay bar' owner had perfect response to rumors about his business

For once, these aren't scare quotes. The term is the reason for the article. You'll see.

'Gay bar' owner had perfect response to rumors about his business

By Michelle Matthews | mmatthews@al.com

on May 17, 2016 at 4:51 PM, updated May 17, 2016 at 7:26 PM

Gene Fox, who co-owns Fins Bar on Dauphin Island with his business partner, Doug Houston, has been "overwhelmed" by the response to a Facebook post he made Monday evening. ... Fox was upset, he said, because six of his customers witnessed a bartender at "another establishment that serves alcohol" on Dauphin Island tell others that Fins is a gay bar. "They heard this person say it in front of visitors to our island," he said.

After stewing about it for a few days, Fox fired back on social media. ... "It has come to my attention that a bartender at another establishment on Dauphin Island has been telling customers, 'Don't go to Fins because it is a gay bar,'" he wrote in a post on his Facebook timeline.

"Everybody try not to freak out all at once, but Fins is a gay bar. And a straight bar. Married people can come and single ones too. We welcome Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians. Christians, Jews, Rastafarians and Buddhists all can come. We have plenty of Baptist regulars that we'll never admit to seeing in a bar. We're not judgmental, unless it's about hair, shoes or fashion. So if you want a cold adult beverage, are human and can act right in public, feel free to stop in for a drink."

As of Tuesday afternoon, Fox's post had 700 likes, all of them "positive and supportive," he said. Among the best comments: Chandra Wright wrote, "Most American & Christian post I've seen in a while! Love it!"

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Wed May 18, 2016, 01:38 PM

1. In 1992


When an article this open minded would not be possible, my wife and I went to San Francisco for our honeymoon.

We stopped into a place called the Rawhide.

There was square dancing going on, the participants were dressed either as cowboys or damsels.

It took a while to realize my wife was the only female in the place.

We stayed for a while, had a drink or two, even tried dancing.

Needless to say, we were the worst dancers in the place. We felt very welcome the entire time we were there.

We had a great time, and bought a t-shirt. I wore the t-shirt often, and would tell the story to anyone who would ask.

It was a great time.

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