It’s National Coming Out Day!

Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Questioning? Straight?
You’re always welcome at Bacchus! We’ll never charge a cover to walk through our doors.

Few words can convey what individual and shared LGBTQ experiences are like. Coming out is still a difficult process for many. The social progress in the past 30 years has been exponential, but there is still stigma attached telling others that you’re queer.

Coming out and living openly aren’t something you do once, or even for one year. It’s a journey that we make every single day of our lives.

I’m gay!

Last year, Teen Vogue (of all magazines!) created a Coming Out Playlist packed with color and emotion to celebrate our pride. There are 40 tracks from some of our favorite LGBTQ musicians and allies — some happy and some reflective, but each about living in our own truth.

Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends, or just the personal victory of coming out to yourself, we’d like to pass on some of what our community has created over the years in the hopes that it shines a little rainbow into your day. You never know just what song is going to be the one that becomes your soundtrack.

And remember, lip-syncing and booty shaking are always encouraged.

Wut - Le1f

Proud - Heather Small

You’re Free - Ultra Naté

Born This Way - Lady Gaga

You Make Me Feel Mighty Real - Sylvester

Stronger - Kelly Clarkson

Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae (f. Erykah Badu)

WILD - Troye Sivan

There are so many more. What songs are on your coming out soundtrack?

Every coming out experience is unique and must be navigated in the way most comfortable for the individual. Whether it's for the first time ever or the first time today, coming out can be an arduous journey. It is also a brave decision to live openly and authentically.

Come to Bacchus today for 2-4-1 cocktails and music and fun. And no cover charge. Ever.