Queer, and especially lesbian bars have been slowly disappearing since their high point in the late 1980s (when an estimated 200 lesbian bars existed in the country). Now there are only 21.
Last year, Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black) launched The Lesbian Bar Project, a grassroots-fundraising-turned-documentary-film-, to support and celebrate the last 21 lesbian clubs. In this slideshow, Out Traveler presents the surviving 21 lesbian bars:
When The Sports Bra opens later in 2021, it aspires to be the first women’s sports bar in the world. And this isn’t just a gathering space for women to watch sports, but a space for folks to watch women’s sports. The brainchild of owner Jenny Nguyen, The Sports Bra in Portland will also center women-owned food and spirits in her establishment, and the décor will celebrate women’s sports.