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Earlier this month, Austin's queer and kink and bear communities lost a good one. Former Chain Drive bartender Garold Bates, who later made a home behind the Iron Bear bar, passed away. Raise a shot of $2 peppermint schnapps (his shot of choice) in his honor and help raise some money to pay off the bills he left behind.:
Garold was a cherished member of the qmmunity. In fact, the Chronicle was one of his many fans and in 2012 we awarded him a Best of Austin for being the very best LGBTQ bartender in town. Former "Gay Place" contributor Robbie Cohen wrote a poem in Garold's honor::
over the oil slick rainbows:
of chain drive:
there is a light that never goes out:
a roman candle smile burns bright:
welcoming me back into night:
i love you garold bates
But then, how could we not recommend a show that comes with its own Spotify playlist … ?And especially after Melany Jean said this about the collection of works?
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