L-BAR is an interactive multi-media trip down a very important road, alley, dark street, underground space—
The lesbian bar*
Oral history Project
come hang out and meet us in the bar
*quote Marie Cartier, author of Baby, You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall.
Visit lesbian bars from around the globe that opened their doors from 1925–2005. Hang out virtually in these historic spaces online 24 hours and 7 days a week.
Closing events at L-BAR
Visit the bars and gay women's spaces inside L-BAR for the last time in this iteration. The future of L-BAR is uncertain. Invite your friends to meet you inside.
In L-BAR spaces, you’ll hear interviews with former bar-goers, serving as an oral history, especially of pre-Stonewall butch-femme bars.
"In those bars, we were not oppressed,” said poet Chrystos.
Oral history contributors to the L-BAR experience include
Jonathan Ned Katz
The interactive, online lesbian bar and “herstory” project is open to everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender identity.