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No women in the Gale


The Jug’s main competitor in 1986 when Steve came to Birmingham was the , then in . He recalls that there were two dance floors on one level and it was about half the size of the current club. Male strippers formed a regular part of the entertainment. “It was like any gay club, in any gay city really.” He notes that women were not then allowed in the Nightingale and indeed “There were no women on the scene”.

Contributed by: Steve Ball, 49

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