St Helens

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St Helens shown within Merseyside
St Helens is a town and metropolitan borough in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire).

LGBT history

The footballer Lily Parr was born in St Helens in 1905.

In November 2010, Paul Hayhurst, described in court as a secret bisexual and cross dresser, was jailed for murdering Alexander Toner, in Hayhurst's flat in St Helens. They had met through Gay Rabbit.[1]

The local gay bar, Flex 2, closed in January 2013 when the premises were sold,[2] but is being replaced by Bamboo Bar.[3]