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Rainbow Flags On Our Gay Establishments
 
# 1 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 08:29
 
 
I noticed that Lemonjelly in temple bar had a rainbow flag hanging outside their establishment. I think it's great that more and more places are flying the colours and providing visibility for the community. It's vital to be visible, especially for tourists.

I'm wondering do you need planning permission to fly flags or not as I see Pantibar and The Front Lounge don't fly the flag.

And to the places who do have flags, could you at least wash them twice a year (dragon! I'm looking at you)..
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# 2 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 09:00
 
 
PantiBar fly the flag to the best of my recollection
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# 3 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 09:00
 
 
They tried to introduce planning permission in Soho for rainbow flags...

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-173.html
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# 4 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 13:09
 
 
We do indeed fly the flag. Though we take it down when we're closed as it's within reach of passing eejits, and we can't put it any higher as we don't own the upper floors.
I have to say that I'm not a particular fan of the flag per se: I think the previously popular 'pink triangle' has more power and depth as a gay symbol compared to the slightly 'wishy washy' rainbow, but it is what it is and it's the one most people now reccognise. We fly it partly because I think it's generally good for our community to be more visible, but also for plain old business reasons. Many of our tourist customers say they came in because they saw the flag. It actually works better than the internet. If you Google 'gay bars Dublin' or some such, what comes up are loads of weird sites that have been there for years and never updated, that tell people to go to bars and club-nights that are long gone. It's very frustrating. The city is full of gay tourists wandering around looking for Wonderbar at the Temple Bar Music Centre, or Out On The Liffey, or "new kid on the block' The Front Lounge!
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# 5 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 14:10
 
 
How bout this
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# 6 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 14:16
 
 
panti flies the flag was there on fri an if my memory is correct they have the rainbow flag with pantibar written in white lettering

think its great that places fly the flag although i was at lemonjelly on thurs an i didnt notice the flag
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# 7 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 14:16
 
 
Someone said :
How bout this

Im likin this flag think flags need to be brighter so we can find are way to the them in the dark lol
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# 8 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 15:38
 
 
I like that one too! The rainbow flag is fine, but it's used as a "peace" flag too in some places, which can be confusing.
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# 9 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 18:15
 
 
Someone said :
We do indeed fly the flag. Though we take it down when we're closed as it's within reach of passing eejits, and we can't put it any higher as we don't own the upper floors.

Cheers for the update
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# 10 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 18:22
 
 
Someone said :
We do indeed fly the flag. Though we take it down when we're closed as it's within reach of passing eejits, and we can't put it any higher as we don't own the upper floors.
I have to say that I'm not a particular fan of the flag per se: I think the previously popular 'pink triangle' has more power and depth as a gay symbol compared to the slightly 'wishy washy' rainbow, but it is what it is and it's the one most people now reccognise. We fly it partly because I think it's generally good for our community to be more visible, but also for plain old business reasons. Many of our tourist customers say they came in because they saw the flag. It actually works better than the internet. If you Google 'gay bars Dublin' or some such, what comes up are loads of weird sites that have been there for years and never updated, that tell people to go to bars and club-nights that are long gone. It's very frustrating. The city is full of gay tourists wandering around looking for Wonderbar at the Temple Bar Music Centre, or Out On The Liffey, or "new kid on the block' The Front Lounge!

Yeah, I would definately be swayed by the flag. I would always opt for a restaurant or pub that was flying the flag.
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# 11 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 18:25
 
 
I think it's very important that businesses disply the "flag" - and yeah it is the case that the rainbow flag is sort of universally regognised now. And even if ye thought that a Pink Triangle was better, it might just be too much hassle to try to make it the predominant symbol ? I know as a tourist in other countries the display of the rainbow flag was the difference in going in or not, so from a business sense, as Panti said, it works.
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# 12 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 19:38
 
 
my daughter bought a rainbow hoody a few months back and wore it incessantly until I told her of its symbolic nature
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# 13 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 19:47
 
 
why did she stop?

Yes, it's symbolic for some people, but if she knows, she shouldn't have stopped. what difference does it make? Oh well.

Rainbow flags outside establishments... Good. Increased visibility.
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# 14 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 19:48
 
 
Someone said :
why did she stop?

thats a thread for another day
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# 15 : Sunday 23-8-2009 @ 19:49
 
 
Someone said :
thats a thread for another day

Cool.
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