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She met her girlfriend in 2013, three years after she came out."I had some close gay friends, so I essentially just jumped into their friend groups, but I think it can be incredibly hard to branch into the scene if you don't know anyone."OUT ONLINEThe internet has become a platform for anonymous confessionals and safe meeting spaces.
But despite reports that "hook-up" apps such as Grindr are putting gay bars out of business, in Wellington at least, the hot spots are thriving."Apps and online dating may have some influence on the market but it's definitely not hurting us," manager of Ivy Bar & Cabaret, Steven Mawhinney, says."Our sales are only increasing.
Chris Brickell's Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand, quotes writer Peter Wells on Auckland's Lower Queen Street during the mid-1960s: "It was very seedy, steep, largely empty.
He [a friend] told me it was where you went if you wanted to be 'sucked off'."In Wellington, Carmen's Coffee Lounge on Vivian Street was just one of many gathering spots for both gay men and women.
In saying that, he's been with men aged anywhere from 18 to 87."It's very varied," Blair says.
His hourly rates start at 0, and business - based mainly in Auckland and Wellington - is good.
READ MORE: * Gay and single in small town NZ * Singletown: Full coverage A typical client is around 40, possibly married, and not the sort of person who could normally pick up a guy like Blair (not his real name).
As the years go on it's up to us to be adaptive and diversify.