Grindr hasn’t changed everything.
Sure, there are people out there who believe dating/hookup apps and web sites are killing the gay bar. And that may be true to a certain extent, but we think (and hope) they’ll stick around.
Because they’re an important part of our LGBTQ culture and the coming out process as a whole.
After the Pulse Nightclub massacre in 2016, many people started questioning the importance of the LGBT bar and two LGBT writers sought to collect stories from people to prove just why these watering holes are so vital.
For the newly released book, Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars, S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch gathered stories and poems dedicated to the social experience that needs to exist. Has to exist.
Even if it’s in a slightly different form than before.
Because we all need a place we can truly be ourselves. And Applebee’s doesn’t like when we show up in a leather harness and kitten heels.
Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars
Collected by S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch
$8.99 (Kindle); $11.95 paperback at amazon.com
All proceeds will be given to LGBTQI Youth charities.