Offering a copy of Mary Roach’s Bonk, on science and sex (unclaimed in a previous contest because the winner already had it) to what I judge to be the most entertaining name for a gay bar, following on this posting.
Ground rules: post your candidates as comments on this post. Judgments are mine, and capricious. Entries close a week from today, 14 December. No, um, bar on names that might already have been used for a gay bar; it’s a rich field. Dyke bar names welcomed. Contestants can be of any sexual orientation; everyone can play.
My own offering, hereby ruled out of the contest, is La Baiser de la Fée, because of its double bilingual play, on baiser ‘kiss, fuck’ and fée ‘fairy’ (apologies to Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky). Yeah, I know, it’s even more learnèd than The Plumed Serpent. On the other hand, you can find gay bars where muscled guys in serious leather play pool while shooting the shit about opera (and cooking, and, for that matter, baseball). It happens. Gender and sexuality and the presentation of self are complicated.