Popular gay hangouts include fundraisers, local community classes and volunteer organizations. Although gay bars are often portrayed as the most popular gay hangouts, there are other great places to meet gay men.
Many gay people are actively involved in supporting causes such as civil rights and HIV/AIDS related causes. Gay people attending these events alone may well be single, so these events offer a good opportunity to interact and network with like-minded gay people.
Local community classes such as horticulture, baking, fitness and painting attract a sizable number of gay attendees. This is another great opportunity to network with gay people who share the same interests. A list of local community classes can yield good results. Searches including keywords relevant to the interested party's hobbies or pastimes can help get more specific results.
Volunteering in places such as soup kitchens often offers an opportunity to meet other members of the local gay community, as many gay people like to find ways to give back to the community as a whole. Specifically supporting the local LGBT community is an even easier way to meet other gay people. It is important for volunteers to speak to volunteer coordinators about their availability to assist with scheduling.
Gay bars remain very popular within the gay community, and they offer a good chance to meet people in a relaxed environment. There are however other many equally good opportunities to network for non-drinkers or people who do not particularly enjoy going to bars.