HOUSTON, TX – Houston’s only lesbian bar, ‘Pearl Bar’ will receive funding from the “Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative” in effort to preserve business that serves the LGBTQ+ community.
Julie Mabry, owner of Pearl Bar, located on Washington Avenue; started a GoFundMe account back in July to assist with the survival of her bar. As of today, she has raised $35,000.
“Lesbian bars tend to be safe houses for not only lesbians but our transgender and queer community. Houston is ranked the No. 1 most diverse city in the U.S. and Pearl is a bar where anyone and everyone that
walks in is welcome,” Mabry said.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, like many others, Pearl Bar was forced to temporarily shut down, since the reopening Mabry has been asking for all donations to keep it up and running.
“I probably cried a thousand times because this is an important place for people. This is their home. It’s not just a bar.” – MABRY
Pearl Bar opened in 2013, it still remains the only lesbian bar in Houston and one of two in the state of Texas.