Gay London faces total annihilation. The shock closure of legendary London queer bar the Joiners Arms last week has stunned the city’s queer community. Another jewel has fallen from a once glittering tiara. In the last five years more than a dozen of London’s most iconic LGBT venues have closed. Many more are under threat, threatening the city’s place among the world’s great gay communities. Dan Glass, 31, was one of the regulars who fought desperately to save the Joiners. “It was one of the very rare places where I could feel, totally and utterly liberated,” he told The Daily Beast.