Along with this newfound support, gays and lesbians had more places to be out and proud. Once relegated to back rooms and dark corners, "superbars" began opening around the country. On July 7, 1972, a line of gay men snaked around Eager Street, waiting to get into Baltimore's first gay night club, the Hippo, a huge change from hole-in-the-wall Leon's and the Drinkery on nearby Park Avenue. That same month, Baltimore's Metropolitan Community Church held its first Sunday service at the YWCA on Franklin Street, offering for the first time in the city a place for gay and lesbian Christians to worship openly. In December 1976, after moving to several temporary locations, including St. John's United Methodist Church in Charles Village, the church settled into the basement of 2233 St. Paul St. Formerly a site for manufacturing artificial limbs, it eventually became the first site offering free STD testing for gay men in the city.