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Photo by Abby Mahler. Like much during the pandemic, it all started with a TikTok. Lilly Brown, who works by day in unscripted TV, moonlights as a queer content creator on the app. One day, a follower asked how she had so many queer friends and it sparked an idea. Everyone's gonna relate to me.
I don't have to worry about anything. We can't just go to a bar. The Palms, the last lesbian bar in West Hollywood, closed in Lilly Brown is one of the masterminds behind Queer Field Day. The event was such a hit that the team held another one. A space that first saw a few hundred attendees had nearly double the attendance just a few weeks later. Meeting at the rainbow lifeguard tower at Venice Beach, streams of queer folks from Santa Monica to Portland came out. Some came alone, others with carpools of friends or colleagues who heard about the event.
And a huge circle, like the first 50 people to show up, just sat down and talked about their backstory. And I thought that was exactly what we were trying to do. I need that. I feel really, really loved and appreciated for the first time in my life. They were ed by their girlfriend Celina Shriver, who says she felt not only connected, but physically and emotionally safe.
I've never even been comfortable wearing a swimsuit like being on the beach. It's all just respect and love. What is it about the space that feels so special? Abby Solomon says events like Queer Field Day are a great start in creating welcoming spaces for all queer people. And to have something like this, which is organized by women loving women, I feel like it's starting to get more inclusive, and that we have a long way to go.
As in much of West Hollywood and other mainstream queer spots, finding gender and racial diversity is still a work in progress. Most of those spaces also revolve around drinking. These queer women and people, they just want a space that is more inclusive and is tailored toward them other than just bars. You can drink if you want to or you can stay sober. But there's no barrier to entry. So where did all the lesbian bars go? According to Angela Brinskele from the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives , LA used to be hub of lesbian life.
In the s, she says more than 30 lesbian and feminist spaces existed across LA. So they weren't supported and they went away. However, those spaces might not be gone for long. After moving to the neighborhood in from San Diego, she says it immediately became clear there was nowhere she could go to meet queer women. The idea is a place where all are welcomed, but is specifically deed with queer women, gender non-conforming folks, and queer people of color in mind. There's nothing out there right now. And we're all kind of here on the ground floor together.
My friend calls it an army of lesbians who are just trying to make something happen so that we all feel like we can fit in finally. And we all feel like it's our time. The bar is still in its development phase. KCRW stands by our mission to serve our community in all the ways we can during this difficult time. We are here to provide you with local news, public health information, music for your spirit, and cultural connection.
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