Put on your cowboy boots: Stud Country is LA’s queer-friendly line dancing party

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“We're all in our low-slung jeans and belt buckles and cowboy boots, and nobody can tell us to get out,” says Stud Country attendee Amanda Montell. Photo by Danielle Chiriguayo/KCRW.

Every Monday at Club Bahia, Angelenos of all genders, sexualities, and dancing abilities are carrying on a legacy of queer line dancing that caters to ex-pats and natives alike.

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