Gay Pubs have always been around and especially in London gay pubs have always centered in the epicentre of the UK gay scene – Soho. Gay pubs are really no different to any other pubs, but Gay pubs have many more openly gay people. A gay pub can be identified by a rainbow flag on the door or window close to the entrance – this flag will be a sticker shaped as a triangle or rectangle. Gay pubs are often different to bars where the focus is wine and cocktails. In gay pubs you will always find beer. In the past 20 years gay pubs have removed the darkened windows as we edge towards equality. However there are still some traditional gay pubs remaining with boarded windows. The key similarity between gay pubs and pubs is that they are attended mainly by men. A gay pub will often be a sanctuary for women who want to escape the claws of straight me. Gay pubs can be found all across the world, just check out selection of gay pubs here on gaypedia.