We Should Have Them/Portland is Burning
Roland Labbe opened the first gay bar in Portland, Maine, in 1967. At one point, there were at least 9 queer bars in Portland. Now, there is only left: Blackstones. This story explores the question of why so many gay bars have closed, as well as the need for queer community spaces, and the importance of drag shows. Please Note: This piece discusses sex and contains some profanity.