New York’s Lesbian Bars Are Disappearing: Here’s Why Their Survival Matters

Brooklyn-Based-logoJerre Kalbas is a lifelong New Yorker and a ninety-seven-year-old lesbian. When I tell her that there are only four remaining lesbian bars in New York, she drops her rice cake. “Four?” she asks. “That’s terrible. When I was growing up, there were so many.” I feel bad telling Jerre this news. I worry that my generation disappoints her. I want her to finish her rice cake. Continue reading