In the s and s there were several establishments in Seattle which were open to homosexuals. The Double Header , opened in , may have been the oldest continuously operating gay bar in the United States until it closed in December On 19 November , an injunction instructed the city police not to question customers of gay bars unless there was a "good cause" in connection with an actual investigation. In the s, Seattle came to be seen as providing an accepting environment, and an increasing number of gay and lesbians were drawn to the city. The Capitol Hill neighborhood in particular is considered by many the "center of gay life" in Seattle, with gay-friendly businesses and nightlife, and a resource center.
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History of the LGBT community in Seattle
Most of the gay bars are clustered in the long-time gay neighborhood of Capitol Hill, as well as a number of mixed restaurants and coffeehouses that draw a good share of LGBT folks. Take a look at some of the favorite hangouts among lesbians and gay men in Seattle. A friendly, no-attitude neighborhood gay bar with a particularly loyal following among bears and cubs, C. Attle's opened in and has been a fixture of Capitol Hill's gay scene ever since.
This timeline was commissioned by and appears here courtesy of the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest. Olesen that the First Amendment protected the right of One, Inc. James Cathedral holds mass for attendees of national Dignity organization of gay Catholics Conference, Vatican places Seattle Archdiocese under observation Massachusetts Representative Gerry Studds becomes the first openly gay member of Congress Seattle City Council passes ordinance prohibiting harassment of sexual minorities.