August 21, 2013 1:00 PM

Mike Burnes creates an oasis for all at Missie B’s, a gay nightclub in midtown

Missie B’s owner Mike Burnes looks at his club’s diverse clientele as a positive. Each straight person who visits his club for a drink or a gawk is another harmless opportunity to mix cultures and reduce homophobia. Attracting a diverse crowd isn’t about making more money, says Burnes. “It’s a sign that society’s views are changing. The days of division between gay and straight are vaporizing.”

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