AUSTIN, Texas — In one of the world’s hottest hot spots for a city, Austin is home to a thriving gay bar scene and one of only a handful of bars on the U.S. map that can boast more than 10,000 patrons.
The annual Gayborhood Festival is a global event that draws millions of gay people, some of whom come to Austin for a day of dancing and socializing.
Its popularity has spread around the world, including to the U, where it was held last weekend in Los Angeles, and to the European Union, where the event was held in May.
Austin has the fourth-highest number of gay bars in the U!
According to a 2014 report by the American Bar Association, Austin ranks among the top 10 gay bars per capita in the country, according to figures released Monday.
At the same time, the gay bar community is struggling with gentrification, with gentrifiers leaving homes and moving into nearby buildings.
In recent years, the Austin Police Department has been criticized for being too lenient on gentrification and for failing to enforce the city’s strict “no smoking” ban.
Since 2010, the city has been considering banning the sale of gay clothing.
The Austin Police are asking the public for their thoughts on the city banning gay clothing in a public forum this week.