Fellow gays: Paradise in Long Beach closed because we didn’t patronize it—so stop hating on a skate bar that is keeping the space alive

We didn’t lose anything, fellow gays. It’s our own collective fault that Paradise closed because—bluntly put—we all stopped going to it with any sense of regularity. We favored these spaces ten times over the eastern-most queer watering hole that was an essential cog in Long Beach’s gay history—but the last thing we should be doing is spewing vitriol toward a new small business owner.