Lesbian bars may be dying, but lesbian nightlife is more alive than ever
“When I opened the bar in 1991, we had a jukebox. Yeah that’s about it. Back then folks were not so intent on being in fabulous spaces. They just wanted a safe space to congregate.”
RIP sweet girls.
Salute Your Shorts, tiny galaxies, Hillary Clinton between two ferns, bitches of rom-coms, gender bias, christ almighty our maternal mortality rate is fucking crazy, are you alone?, Jasika Nicole Perfect, The Lexington Club, and so much more!
“Yearn is honestly a little too much. Yearn is the bar equivalent of Marina’s voice on Jenny’s voicemail that one time when she’s like, “Jenny. I was just… thinking about you.”
A new podcast dives deep into New Orleans’ dyke bars of the 1970s and ’80s. Here are a few of the funny, sweet and powerful stories from Last Call.
Gay districts are safer, more open and more profitable than ever before, but for whom?
Phase 1, both the oldest standing lesbian bar in America and the last to remain in the nation’s capital, closed abruptly this month. Meanwhile, venues for gay men are booming. What’s the future of lesbian nightlife in DC?
A rich LGBT watering hole history, the last lesbian bar’s betrayal, and thoughts on the current landscape of queer women’s parties and spaces — a dramatic tale of Portland, Oregon bar culture.
We’re not sure that there’s a right answer to this question, but we’ve laid out some arguments for and against and now it’s time to dig in.
“The place is so dingy, grimy, and gross that I seriously believe monsters are going to come flying out of the bathroom at any moment and swoop down on all the dudes and chop our heads off.”
“The patrons there were lucky I didn’t use my ninja skills on their @$$!!!”
Iconic lesbian bar The Lexington Club is closing. Let’s pour one out for it and examine the State of the Lesbian Bar in these sad times.
A reinvention of Guerrilla Queer Bar, Pop-Up Gay Bar aims to create new LGBT spaces, one bar and one night at a time.
It was 2008, I thought I might be gay, and I had gone to the only lesbian bar in Philadelphia in fearful hope that someone else might be able to figure things out for me. Now that bar is closing.
There’s a lot going on at The Dalloway this week so Team Autostraddle NYC decided to finally tell you what we think about the fancy lesbian hotspot. Spoiler alert: We’re digging the new girl in town.
Cubbyhole, where everyone knows your name. (Featuring our “first gay bar ever” stories)
PYT (People You Trust) is a new kind of lesbian party, brought to you by 6 Los Angeles women including ReaL L Word’s Romi, Gimme Sugar’s Charlene and DJ Saratonin. Find out what makes this lesbo party team stand out from the pack.
Here, being able to hold a conversation while looking over your friends’ shoulders is a must-have skill. I point this out to a girl named Mel, who laughs and agrees, “We’ve been having a conversation for about ten minutes, but the whole time I’ve been looking over there.”