I would agree with Dirhaâ€™s point that the diversity of people on the gay scene is much wider than srt8 ones which is partly due to an acceptance that gay people come from many different backgrounds but also the size of the scene itself. In the larger cities, people tend to section off into different interest groups and it strikes me that the smaller the scene, the more the hissy cats dominate.
I also think that Anybodyknows has made an accurate observation. Some scene queens have an attitude problem for sure which means that others get disillusioned very quickly and just donâ€™t bother. Itâ€™s worth pointing out that this has very little with being out in the real world because many who do the scene are not out and vice versa.
There is some truth in the argument that the scene is what people make it but one major factor is actually facilities. If bars and clubs continue to target such a narrow section of the market then the scene is going to get smaller, not bigger. We donâ€™t for example, have any serious dance clubs anymore and thereâ€™s only so much of late bars and soft furnishings a body can take.
I think youâ€™ll find that people who hang out in places like Outhouse are more real than scene Anybodyknows, check out the website for opening times. http://www.outhouse.ie/