In fact according to my research, there are only four remaining lesbian bars in New York City with only one left in Brooklyn. We can easily blame Tinder and the likes for the decline in bar room pick-ups, but lesbian bars were never only about finding a date. Queer women have needed a space to call their own away from the heteronormative gaze for years.
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The Park stands as one of the few gay nightspots remaining in Roanoke. All photos by Suzie Kelly. On a Friday night in Septembera former Marine who had drifted into Roanoke walked down Salem Avenue and into a gay bar, where he ordered a beer and then proceeded to open fire.
Every week like clockwork, there is a changing of the guard at the Hershee Bar. Longtime patron Dex Basnight arrives around and lovingly changes the attire of Miss HB, the mannequin that has greeted everyone who has come through the front door for nearly 20 years. Miss HB is so popular that several years ago she had to be chained to her perch as rowdy bar-goers kept trying to take her home. She, the bar staff, and Hershee regulars will say goodbye to their home of over 35 years when the bar closes for good.
A year-old community haven may become a parking lot, or a turn lane, thanks to officials in Norfolk, Va. Gentrification, dwindling business, a proliferation of other entertainment options — these are all typical reasons for gay and lesbian bars to shutter these days, which they're doing in distressing numbers. But none of these descriptions are apt for the closure of the Hershee Bar, a stalwart watering hole that's served Norfolk, Va.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is no stranger to violence. From the police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City that set off riots and helped touch off the modern gay-rights movement to the murder of Matthew Shepard to near-epidemic levels of violence against transgender women, the community has been marked by flashes of trauma. After the massacre at a gay club in Orlando, Fla.
Northern Virginia's best and only gay bar The atmosphere here is always welcoming, the food is among the best in Arlington, and the beer is always cold. While there is limited street parking out front, there is plenty of parking in the lots in back of Freddie's. Wonderful front covered patio, and of course gender-neutral restrooms.
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The crowd gathers for a group photo on the dance floor as the Hershee Bar, Hampton Roads' last lesbian bar, is open for the final night on Wednesday, Oct. The crowd enjoys the drag show during the last night of the Hershee Bar, Hampton Roads' last lesbian bar, on Wednesday, Oct. The lights glow in the back room during the last night of the Hershee Bar, Hampton Roads' last lesbian bar, on Wednesday, Oct.