I don’t typically share information about fund-raising campaigns, but these aren’t typical times and The Stonewall Inn isn’t a typical gay bar. I’ve written about my personal connection to Stonewall here, and I’m asking you to consider supporting them in any way you can.
I was alerted to The Stonewall Inn’s troubles via a tweet from my favorite all-news radio station, 1010 WINS. (Yes, WINS is in New York and I’m in Baltimore, but that’s a story for another time.)
WINS reports that The Stonewall Inn is struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic—and could be in danger of closing for good. While many small restaurants and bars are in danger of permanently closing, very few are landmarks of this importance.
The owners of the historic Greenwich Village gay bar launched a GoFundMe page hoping to raise $50,000 in light of the bar’s “uncertain future.”
An owner of Stonewall, Kurt Kelly says, “We resurrected The Stonewall Inn once after it had been shuttered—and we stand ready to do it again—with your help.
“The road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be long and we need to continue to safeguard this vital piece of living history for the LGBTQ community and the global human rights movement, they added.
“And now we must ask for your help to save one of the LGBTQ+ communities’ most iconic institutions and to keep that history alive.”
Thanks for doing what you can, if you can. And as always, feel free to share this post.