Do you own a queer bar or club that’s struggling to stay afloat?
Take these steps to apply for a grant from the GayCities LGBTQ Nightlife Relief Fundraiser:
- Start a GoFundMe fundraiser. Please add #savequeervenues (and your GayCities URL, if any) to your fundraiser
- Fill out this form.
- Raise $500 from your friends, families and other community connections (or be identified on the GayCities directory)
- Be sure the business is set up to receive the funds from the fundraiser.
If you already have a fundraiser, please add #savequeervenues (and your GayCities URL, if any) to your story. Even if you do not qualify for a grant from the GayCities LGBTQ Nightlife Relief Fund, you may still qualify for a grant from the Small Business Relief Fund; please see the FAQs here.
Donate to Save Queer Venues Across the US
LGBTQ social venues have supported queer people for decades by offering not only a safe space to gather but also existing as the epicenters of queer liberation and social justice for the LGBTQ community. Today, these historic bars and clubs are struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic. They need our support to keep from closing.
GayCities has launched GayCities’ LGBTQ Nightlife Relief Fund in an effort to save these critical venues from closure so they can to continue exist for future generations to come. Make a difference by donating to support the LGBTQ community.