Our city, Cleveland, has had a few victories this year that definitely need celebrating. While we still have a fight ahead of us, acknowledging where we have made advances gives us strength to fight on. Share with me in this and know that each of you are a part of this. As we move forward through our history, we are seeing a decline in those establishments.
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The show began and performers dressed in flamboyant outfits gyrated on the stage to songs popular in the s as customers handed them folded dollar bills. It's the kind of show Bounce is known for. The nightclub on Cleveland's near West Side has been a staple of Cleveland's LGBT community since , when it opened on bustling strip of Detroit Avenue that included other -- now-shuttered -- gay bars. Drag is a staple of the bar's entertainment lineup.
Enough years have passed since Cleveland's darkest days that this energetic city on the southern shore of Lake Erie has begun to earn some legit cachet as a cool place both to visit and live. This isn't to say that Cleveland doesn't receive its share of ribbing for being something less than glamorous, but its portrayal in TV hits like Hot in Cleveland and, earlier, The Drew Carey Show - as well as such movie classics as Christmas Story and the gay '80s coming-of-age flick Edge of Seventeen presented a lovable, unpretentious, and quirky side to the city nicknamed by detractors, lamentably, as "the mistake by the lake" for many years. Cleveland is riding relatively high these days, having become one of the most-improved cities in the Midwest, and earning considerable praise as a key tourist destination.