Fresno Gay Bar Destroyed in Fire

THE DEN BAR FRESNO X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMA fire destroyed a gay bar in Fresno, Calif., early Sunday morning, causing as much as 0,000 in damage. Daily News

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Early Sunday morning a fire destroyed Fresno's bear and leather bar, The Den.

The Fresno Bee reports: "A fire early Sunday morning caused an estimated 0,000 in damage at a bar in southeast Fresno. Fresno Fire Department officials said crews arrived at The Den Bar… to find a fire on the exterior of the building along a wooden fence. Within minutes, the fire spread to the attic of the bar. The fire damaged a storage area and the bar's interior. The bar was closed, and a neighbor reported the fire. No one was hurt."

Watch a news report on the fire from ABC30, AFTER THE JUMP

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The Calm Before The Fire Island Storm

THE SHOT — A shot of serene Fire Island — where it's not always a "place where gay boys get drunk and party for 24/7" — that might not be recognizable once that Earl guy shows up.


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Ferry Service to Fire Island to Be Suspended Due to Hurricane Earl

As Hurricane Earl approaches New York, Fire Island Ferries has announced it will suspend service starting tomorrow at 3 pm:

"Fire Island Ferries will suspend service from Bay Shore at 3 p.m. tomorrow. It said ferries would resume early on Saturday, Sept. 4, once conditions improve. The Sayville Ferry Company told the News the 7 and 8 p.m. ferries to the Fire Island Pines tomorrow night are cancelled. Ferries to Cherry Grove remain unaffected as of this posting."

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Mehlman Draws Fire, Praise

KEN MEHLMAN 4 X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMDespite outrage over his past complicity in antigay initiatives, former Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman, who came out in a Wednesday interview, has quickly ingratiated himself to the LGBT rights establishment. Daily News

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