Watch: The Past and Future of NYC's Lesbian Bars

Saturday September 12, 2020

Presented by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, #CheersQueers is a reminder that lesbian bars are much more than spaces for drinking and socializing — their very existence has been and continues to be a political act.

Gwendolyn Stegall, historic preservationist and former NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project intern, discusses her groundbreaking research on how lesbian nightlife spaces have changed over time, as well as revisits 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.