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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.