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OUR HAPPY HOURS,
LGBT VOICES FROM THE GAY BARS

Renée Bess and Lee Lynch
Publisher: Flashpoint Publications
ISBN: 978-1-63304-813-3 Print
978-1-63304-804-1 E-book

 

 

The early hours of June 12, 2016 brought spirit-numbing news from Orlando, Florida's Pulse Nightclub. The cries of grief, anger, and fear echoed across the globe as the victims' loved ones as well as every LGBT person who ever patronized a gay bar/club struggled to deal with the tragic reminder of our vulnerability.

Some of us in the writers' community drifted to a place of introspection. We questioned the role the gay bar played in our culture. How did we feel about these places that allowed us to drop all pretenses and be genuine. How and why did/does the gay bar intersect our lives regardless of our gender identity, age, ethnicity, or nationality?

In time many of us emerged from our silence. We returned with our hearts, minds, and fists filled with poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

In this book we offer you our words as well as an invitation to spend a few happy hours communing with us in our gay bars.

[In the spirit of giving forward, all royalties from the sales of this anthology will be donated to The Attic Youth Center in Philadelphia and the Ali Forney Organization in New York City.]

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