Hinge Partners with The Lesbian Bar Project to Save Lesbian Bars Across the Country
After hearing the news that lesbian bars were closing at an alarming rate, Hinge stepped in to provide support to The Lesbian Bar Project and further its mission of creating an inclusive world where everyone can find love. The Lesbian Bar Project, launched last year, was established to celebrate the approximately 21 lesbian bars that remain in the U.S. and offer them crucial support during the darkest days of the pandemic.
As a part of the initiative, Hinge contributed all net proceeds from the U.S. sale of Roses on Sunday, August 8th to The Lesbian Bar Project and committed to a minimum contribution of $50,000. The stimulus payments were split equally among participating bars, including iconic, decades-old institutions that have been at the center of supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, like Henrietta Hudson in New York City, Alibi in Oklahoma City, OK, and The Lipstick Lounge in Nashville, TN.
Hinge also encouraged its LGBTQIA+ community to visit the lesbian bars and provided interactive bar kits, including Prompt cards and coasters, to help singles spark a great conversation and build a connection with a date.
“The bars that comprise The Lesbian Bar Project are not only a safe space but an essential part of LGBTQIA+ culture,” said Justin McLeod, Founder and CEO of Hinge. “Our hope is that this support will help these sacred spaces to stay open through this summer and beyond.”