We welcome LGBT individuals of all ages to come to Bacchus and enjoy our daily specials (2-4-1 well drinks and $2 off call drinks today), our events like Trivia Night, Stage & Screen Night, Beer Busts and DJ nights.
JOIN US TONIGHT at 10PM FOR DJ MATT! Never a cover!
Today is the day we honor the older adults in the LGBT community. We take a moment to thank them for quietly enduring decades of homophobia and transphobia.
National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day was created in order to celebrate older adults that tend to fly under the radar in the LGBT community, despite having endured some of the most difficult homophobic periods in recent history.
The new holiday falls on the same day as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. It also comes on the heels of a similar holiday, LGBT Elders Day, that falls on November 9 and aims to raise awareness of older adults in the community.
Many young LGBT people are growing up in a culture that represents them on TV and in movies, in which same-sex marriage is legal; the federal government has spoken out on behalf of transgender rights; and many queer couples raise children happily.
Many of our elders lived through times when it was actually illegal to be gay. Trivia buffs know that being gay was considered a mental illness—homosexuality was in the DSM [the American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual] until 1973. You could lose your job, have your children taken away, be thrown into a mental institution or in jail.
As a result, many LGBT elders see themselves and the world at large through vastly different lenses than younger people do.