Join our LezBiBuy on December 6 to support Queer Women-Owned Establishments

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While our lesbian and bisexual characters are dying on television, our local queer female-owned bars and shops are following suit. Over the last decade, we’ve lost bookstores, restaurants and other community spaces that have been so integral to us in the past. Most recently, The Lexington, San Francisco’s last-standing lesbian bar, announced it would be closing based on high rent and low turnout.

With November and December being the biggest spending months of the year, we decided that we wanted to do something to support these kinds of businesses, to show the power of our hard-earned dollars and take them to the places we can feel comfortable at in being ourselves and keeping the members of our community afloat. So on Saturday, December 6, we will be hitting up our nearby lesbian, bisexual and queer female-owned establishments and encouraging you to do the same. (We’re focusing on brick-and-mortar places this time around, but our annual holiday gift guide will feature many LGBT-owned internet vendors.)

Our writers live all around the country, and closer to the day we will give you updated information on where they will be headed and at what times so we can have some fun meet-ups in the process of buying a book, a coffee, a cocktail, a Christmas gift, a gift certificate or whatever else you can afford and find by you. This will include locations in Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, New Orleans, Portland, Oreg., Chicago and Dallas.

We know there is no way to create a list of every single les/bi owned place in the U.S. without missing a few (or several!), so this is where you come in: We want you to add to our list. Below is a short list of a few places in every state that we know of and are suggesting for your patronage on December 6. On that day, we’ll all be using the hashtag #LezBiBuy on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to share the things we are doing to help combat commercialism and support local.

Business owners, want to get involved and offer readers any special incentives the day of? Let us know!

Alabama
Niffer’s Place (Auburn)
Barrister’s Tavern (Vestavia Hills)

Alaska

Arizona
Rainbow Cactus Saloon (Phoenix)
Cash Inn and Country Inn (Phoenix)
Antigone Bookstore (Tucson)
Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea (Tucson)
La Cocina (Tucson)

Arkansas
Satchemo’s Bar and Grill (Little Rock)
Domestic Domestic (Little Rock)

California
Otherwild (Los Angeles)
MudHen Tavern (Los Angeles)
Grub (Los Angeles)
The Honeybee Cakery (Morro Bay)
Gossip Grill (San Diego)
White Horse (Oakland)
Mama Bear’s Bookstore (Oakland)
Optique By Cynthia and Christine (LA)
Hi-Tops (San Francisco)
Wild Side West (San Francisco)
Greasebox (Oakland)
Nickel Diner (Los Angeles)
El Rio (San Francisco)
Wild Side West (San Francisco)
Show & Tell (Oakland)
Laurel Bookstore (Oakland)
Wig-Wag Dog Grooming (San Juan Capistrano)
Kipper Clothiers (San Francisco)
Childish (Santa Cruz)
Duroque (Los Angeles)

Colorado
Blush and Blu (Denver)

Connecticut
Barracuda Bistro & Bar (New Haven)
Nurturing Hands (Hartford)
Framed (Hamden)

Delaware
Lori’s Cafe (Rehoboth Beach)

District of Columbia
Phase 1 (D.C.)

Florida
Mangrove Mama’s (Summerland Key)
Southern Nights (Orlando)
Pulse (Orlando)
The Parliament House (Orlando)
Funky Monkey (Orlando)
Ritzy Rags (Orlando)
Garbo’s (South Daytona)
Rosie’s Bar & Grill (Wilton Manners)
13 Even (Wilton Manners)

Georgia
Charis Books (Atlanta)
My Sister’s Room (Atlanta)
LeBuzz (Marietta)
Henry’s Midtown Traveler (Atlanta)
Urban Cannibals (Atlanta)

Hawaii
Sure Shot Cafe (Honolulu)
The Wine Stop (Honolulu)
HASR Bistro (Honolulu)
Coffee Talk (Honolulu)

Idaho

Illinois
Feed (Chicago)
Jameson Loves Danger (Chicago)
Joie de Vine (Chicago)
The Closet (Chicago)
Logan Parlor (Chicago)

Indiana
Zonies Closet (Indianapolis)
Royale Hair Parlor (Bloomington)
Tracy Price Nature (Seymour)
Walking the Path Counseling (Seymour)

Iowa
Ritual Cafe (Des Moines)

Kansas
Missy B’s (Wichita)
Our Fantasy Complex (Wichita)
The Store (Wichita)

Kentucky
El Mundo (Louisville)

Louisiana
Club Tribute (Metairie)
Swirl (New Orleans)
L Bar (Baton Rouge)
Corner Bar (Monroe)
The Nutrition Company (Mandeville)
Vom Fass (New Orleans)

Maine

Maryland
The Watering Hole (Mount Rainier)
The Lodge (Hagerstown)
Sugar (Baltimore)

Massachusetts
City Girl Cafe Inman Square (Cambridge)
The Foundry (Northampton)
The ShockYard Fitness and Social Club (Plymouth)

Michigan
Artifex Detroit (Detroit)
Avalon Breads (Detroit)
Have Company (Grand Rapids)

Minnesota
Bryant-Lake Bowl (Minneapolis)
Pat’s Tap (Minneapolis)
Tiny Diner (Minneapolis)
Psycho Suzi’s (Minneapolis)
Red Stag (Minneapolis)
Barbette (Minneapolis)
Blue Moon Coffee Cafe (Minneapolis)
Hair By Erin Salon (Minneapolis)
Mpls Tattoo Shop (Minneapolis)
Smitten Kitten (Minneapolis)
Six Degrees Uptown (Minneapolis)
First Avenue & 7th St Entry (Minneapolis)

Mississippi

Missouri
Attitudes (St. Louis)
Absolutely (St. Louis)
Honey (St. Louis)
Hair Company (St. Louis)
MoKaBe’s (St. Louis)
Left Bank Books (St. Louis)

Montana
The Vespiary Book Bindery (Missoula)
The Nova Cafe (Bozeman)

Nebraska

Nevada
Border Grill (Las Vegas)

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Revolution Fitness (Lambertville)

 

New Mexico
Self-Serve Toys (Albuquerque)
Mine Shaft Tavern (Madrid)

New York
Henrietta Hudson (NYC)
Ginger’s (Brooklyn)
Cubby Hole (NYC)
Stonewall Inn (NYC)
Prune (NYC)
Equal Grounds (Rochester)
Hay Rosie (Brooklyn)
The Neighborhood Veterinarian (Brooklyn)
Billie’s Black (NYC)

North Carolina
L4 Lounge (Charlotte)
Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe (Asheville)
The Little Volcano (Asheville)
The Spotted Dog (Carrboro)
Syd’s Hair Shop (Chapel Hill)

North Dakota

Ohio
Wall Street (Columbus)
Union Bar (Columbus)
Slammers (Columbus)
Pork Chop Shop (Cleveland)
Gray’s Auctioneer (Cleveland)

Oklahoma
Angels (Oklahoma City)
Wild Fork (Tulsa)

Oregon
Byways Cafe (Portland)
Sweedeedee (Portland)
Wildfang (Portland)
Either/Or Coffee (Portland)
New Rose Tattoo (Portland)
Escape Bar and Grill (Portland)

Pennsylvania
Hinge Cafe (Philadelphia)
Cattivo (Pittsburgh)
941 Saloon (Pittsburgh)
House of Tilden (Pittsburgh)
One Shot Coffee (Philadelphia)
Barbuzzo (Philadelphia)
Lolita (Philadelphia)
Longbada Bar (Greensburg)
Black n Brew (Philadelphia)
Menagerie Coffee (Philadelphia)
Little Nonna’s (Philadelphia)
Verde (Philadelphia)
Phiily Aids Thrift (Philaldelphia)
Stir Lounge (Philadelphia)

Rhode Island
Deville’s (Providence)

South Carolina
De’ja vu II (North Charleston)

South Dakota

Tennessee
Lipstick Lounge (Nashville)
Play Dance Bar (Nashviile)
Margot Café & Bar (Nashville)
The Beveled Edge (Nashville)

Red Tattoo Parlor (Mt. Juliet)

Texas
Sue Ellen’s (Dallas)
Gold Dust Tattoo & Fine Art (Dallas)
Pearl Bar (Houston)
Neon Boots (Houston)
Mabel Peabodys Beauty Shop and Chainsaw Repair (Denton)
Bookwoman (Austin)
The Saint (San Antonio)
Royal Sixty Restaurant (Dallas)
Coco Coquette (Austin)
A Flower Basket (Austin)
South Congress Books (Austin)
Hotel San Jose (Austin)

Utah
Paper Moon (Salt Lake City)
Meditrina (Salt Lake City)

Vermont

Virginia
Babes (Richmond)
Countryside Gardens (Hampton)

Washington
The Wild Rose (Seattle)
Coven Salon (Seattle)
NYNE (Spokane)
The Bearded Lady Bakery (Olympia)
Boots Bakery & Lounge (Spokane)
Kizuri (Spokane)
Boo Radley’s Gift (Spokane)
Atticus (Spokane)
FreeRange Cycles (Seattle)
Two Big Blondes (Seattle)
Cupcake Royale (Seattle)
Babeland (Seattle)
The Tin Table (Seattle)
Century Ballroom (Seattle)
Inferno (Seattle)
Jenny GG Photography (Seattle)
Marination (Seattle)
SugarPill (Seattle)
Taste Seattle Food Tours (Seattle)
TomboyX (Seattle)

West Virginia
The Angry Beaver (Morgantown)
Weezies (Morgantown)
Vice Versa (Morgantown)

Wisconsin
Walker’s Pint (Milwaukee)
The Flying Pig (Algoma)
Bad Dog Frida (Madison)

Wyoming

We know there are so many more out there in the United States, so please help us with our growing list. Even if we don’t list one and you know it’s lesbian or bi-owned, we still want you to support that establishment on December 6.

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