#CheersQueers: The Past and Future of NYC’s Lesbian Bars

June 4, 2020 | 6:30PM to 7:30PM

Lesbian bars are much more than spaces for drinking and socializing – their very existence has been and continues to be a political act.

** FREE **

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project for #CheersQueers, a Zoom happy hour + lecture on the past, present and potential future of lesbian spaces in New York City. DID YOU KNOW there are only 3 operating lesbian bars in NYC? Cubbyhole, Henrietta Hudson, and Ginger’s Bar.

Gwendolyn Stegall, historic preservationist and former NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project intern, will discuss her ground-breaking research on how lesbian nightlife spaces have changed over time, as well as revisit a number of important events that happened in these bars. This discussion is especially timely as the survival of the lesbian bar is even further threatened now as businesses struggle to stay afloat. Join us for a drink, and cheers, queers!

This event is made possible with generous support from American Express, Consolidated Edison, and NYC & Co. Foundation



6:25PM — Zoom check-in and chat
6:30PM — Kick-off by Project co-director Ken Lustbader
6:35PM — Virtual tour of lesbian bars with Gwendolyn Stegall
7:00PM — Q&A
7:15PM — Conversation & Community



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