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In Cannes, France, such a bar had already opened in 1885, and there were many more in Berlin around 1900.

In the United Kingdom and the Netherlands gay bars were established throughout the first quarter of the 20th century.

In the 1950s and 1960s the police and authorities tolerated homosexuals as long as the conduct was private and out of view, but gay bar raids occurred and there were occasions when the owners of the bars were involved in facilitating the raids.

Lesbians rarely visited gay bars and instead socialized in circles of friends.

Other cities in the UK also have districts or streets with a concentration of gay bars, like for example Stanley Street Quarter in Liverpool, Canal Street in Manchester and the Birmingham Gay Village. After World War II, the Amsterdam city government acted rather pragmatic and tolerated the existence of gay bars.

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