Our mission is to build the world’s largest archive of the logos and stories of gay bars from the past, preserving the memories of the places that were so significant to the growth and development of the LGBTQ+ community.
To date we have commemorated more than ONE THOUSAND bars and nightclubs from more than 35 states in the US, along with several in Canada and Europe.
Please enjoy the trip down memory lane as you relive our LGBTQ history through the stories of our safe havens.
Each and every tribute design is the product of hours of research, inspired by the ads, logos and stories of the bars they honor. Most are available on t shirts and stickers. A video series chronicling the history of our nightlife is in the works and will be posted on our website soon.
Ultimately I would like to publish a series of books featuring the designs and the stories of our gay bars gone by. You are welcome to contact me through the website or to visit our FB group at facebook.com/groups/gaybarchives and share your stories from gay bars of the past with our group.