Join the Lesbian Bar Project, a campaign to “bring greater awareness and prosperity to the remaining lesbian bars across the country,” for a virtual night of music, drink tutorials, and discussions about the significance of queer spaces on November 22nd.
In partnership with Jägermeister’s #SaveTheNight campaign, Lea DeLaria/The Katz Company, and GO Magazine, the Lesbian Bar Project is virtually celebrating and honoring the remaining queer spaces with a virtual roundtable hosted by the Rockland County Pride Center. Tickets range from $10 to $1,000 and can be purchased on the center’s website.
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The night kicks off with the musical stylings of DJ Mary Mac before moving into a signature cocktail tutorial — using Jägermeister, of course! — with Bartender Val from Pearl Bar in Houston, TX. Then, the main event: a discussion about the importance of queer spaces, moderated by GO’s own managing editor Dayna Troisi. The roundtable will include the owners of a few of the participating bars: A League of Her Own (Washington DC), Henrietta Hudson (New York, NY), Herz (Mobile, AL), Gossip Grill (San Diego, CA), Pearl Bar (Houston, TX), My Sister’s Room (Atlanta, GA), and Walker’s Pint (Milwaukee, WI). The night ends with a toast to lesbian icons Lea Delaria, Roxane Gay, and Rosie O’Donnell as they share their connections to queer spaces.
All ticket sales from the virtual roundtable will go directly to the Lesbian Bar Project Pool Fund, which is distributed evenly among the 13 participating bars (two bars declined to be included in the fund, feeling the other spaces would benefit more).
The Lesbian Bar Project is an online campaign meant to bring awareness and support to the remaining lesbian bars across the country. In partnership with both the non-profit arts service organization Fractured Atlas and alcohol brand Jägermeister, the campaign created a video that gives viewers the ability to see all 15 participating bars through archival footage and photography from inside the spaces. The Lesbian Bar Project also aims to offer more information about the establishments and posts interviews with participating bar owners.
For more information on the Lesbian Bar Project, visit its website at lesbianbarproject.com.
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