But after the Orlando shooting massacre early Sunday morning in which 49 people were gunned down at a gay nightclub, Havana Hideout will keep the banner up year-round.
“We use it to show that everybody is welcome here,” said owner Shelly Earhart. “It’s a crazy little family here. If you ever want to belong somewhere, this is the place. Everybody belongs here.”
Earhart said Havana Hideout has always worked closely with Compass Community Center and the LGBT community.
“We’re really close to them,” Earhart said. “(Orlando shooter Omar Mateen) wasn’t attacking a lifestyle. He was attacking who they are. We want to show the LGBT community that we’re behind them.”