When a gay/lesb/bi in Halifax says "The Second Cup", he/she means the one on SpringGardenRoad at Queen. It's the place to hang out and see and be seen, especially in the front atrium area where you get a great view of ped traffic on Skin Garden Rd.
Tom Culligan was the co-founder of the business and is very active in queer politics ("The business world is homophobic and it's institutionalized. It was scary at the beginning. I came out corporately in 1980, when I was president. We only had 35 to 40 stores back then, but we were the first, before Starbucks, before everybody..." (quote source: Paquette, D. "Cocktail Confessions", Xtra! Jan. 9, 2003) but now, we queers are cheerfully giving our money to some giant corporation based god-knows-where when we patronize this "gay" establishment. CapnDan would prefer to patronize a locally-gay-owned biz.
LilBear / furry_one says that if people want to patronize locally owned gay businesses then they should open one...many people say this but what do they do about it??????
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