This purpose of this project is to commemorate and honor lost womyn's space--both ancient and modern. This can mean anything from lost women's colleges and schools, to lesbian bars and clubs. And everything sacred and profane in between.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Lesbian bars in the San Francisco East Bay
East Bay Girl Bar
Barbara Hoke has done an incredible job of researching the lesbian bars in the San Francisco East Bay--owned by Women for Women. I'm not going to even attempt to summarize her findings, so you'll have to check it out for yourself. She reports that dedicated or freestanding lesbian bars no longer exist in the East Bay area, and that lesbian socializing these days is largely limited to "weekly or monthly events produced by women for women utilizing existing venues." But it was quite a ride while it lasted.