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#SaveTheNight Initiative seeking contributions for the Lesbian Bar Project

#SaveTheNight Initiative seeking contributions for the Lesbian Bar Project

From the Lesbian Bar Project:

When Our History Isn't Told, We Must Tell It Ourselves

We are the Lesbian Bar Project and we aim to celebrate, support, and preserve the remaining Lesbian Bars that exist in the United States. We hope to ensure the Bars not only survive but thrive in a post-pandemic landscape.

We believe what makes a bar uniquely Lesbian is its prioritization of creating space for people of marginalized genders; including women, non-binary folks, and trans men. As these spaces aim to be inclusive of all individuals across the diverse LGBTQIA+ community, the label Lesbian belongs to all who feel that it empowers them. In the late 1980s, there were an estimated 200 Lesbian Bars in the country. Now there are thought to be just 15. These bars are disappearing at a staggering rate and we cannot afford to lose more of these vital establishments to the fallout of COVID-19.

Without space, we lose power, validity, communal safety, and access to intergenerational dialogue.  We've teamed up with Jägermeister's #SaveTheNight Initiative and Executive Producers Lea DeLaria / The Katz Company to launch a 4 week fundraising campaign. With the support of our communtiy, we can make sure these bars receive not only the financial assistance they need but the reverence they deserve. When our history isn't protected, we must protect it ourselves.

Learn more and contribute here.