Another observation made was that the gay community was highly cooperative and welcomed the late night stroll group into the bar. The people present in the bar were extremely warm and made the group feel very comfortable. There was perhaps even an element of safety that the bar held. This element of safety can be associated with the presence of members of a specific social group. The bar allowed the gay people present to form a small tie or establishment of sorts that was free of external contaminants.
The gay people present in the bar appeared to be feeling safe and while there appeared to be a tendency for the gay people entering the neighborhood to proceed to the bar since they felt safe in the bar. This indicated that the gay community still has a significant degree of acceptance that they desire and that they still have not reached a natural degree of comfort where they can express themselves openly in general circumstances other than when they are present in their own community.