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THE LESBIAN

BAR PROJECT

Stream the first international episode on RTL+

ABOUT

GERMANY

Lesbian Bar Project is coming to Germany! For the past three years LBP has been telling the stories about lesbian queer bars and the communities they serve in the United States, and this is the first international episode. The Lesbian Bar Project: FLINTA documents the complex and triumphant stories of the FLINTA communities in Cologne & Berlin; a reflection of where the queer community is headed internationally. Despite Lesbian Bars disappearing in Germany, there’s a growing FLINTA movement that epitomizes the evolution of queer culture. Featuring Boize Bar owner Payman Neziri, comedian Ricarda Hofmann, human rights activist Anbid Zaman, politician Tessa Ganserer, and party collectives Bebex and Girls Town.

OUR DEFINITION OF LESBIAN BARS

The Lesbian Bar Project believes what makes a bar uniquely Lesbian is its prioritization of creating space for people of marginalized genders including women (regardless if they are cis or trans), non-binary folks, and trans men. As these spaces aim to be inclusive of all individuals across the diverse LGBTQIA+ community, the label Lesbian belongs to all people who feel that it empowers them.

HISTORY OF LBP

The Lesbian Bar Project was founded in the US by New York filmmakers Erica Rose and Elina Street to celebrate, support, and amplify the remaining Lesbian Bars that exist in the United States. In October 2020, The Lesbian Bar Project released a PSA and fundraising campaign, which helped raise over $117K for the remaining bars. In June 2021, they released a short documentary film and another fundraising campaign. The 2021 fundraising campaign raised over $150k for the bars.

The 2021 film won two webby's, an ANA award and was presented at The Library of Congress for the US Congress Equity Caucus. The film was nominated for the Tribeca X Award and was acquired by AMC + / Sundance TV for streaming. In 2022, Erica and Elina created, executive produced, and directed episodes for the Roku docu-series adaptation of the short film, The Lesbian Bar Project Docuseries. The 2022 Roku series was honored as one of the best brand-sponsored series at Brand Storytelling, a sanctioned event at The Sundance Film Festival. In 2023, the series received a GLAAD Media Award and won an Emmy. In 2024, they will be releasing their first international episode, The Lesbian Bar Project: FLINTA, which will premiere on RTL+. The Lesbian Bar Project is supported by Jägermeister’s #savethenight initiative.

THE 31 BARS

THE 33 U.S. BARS

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PRESS

PRESS

LBP HISTORY

LBP HISTORY

2022

This 3 part series transports us to Houston, Phoenix, and New York to spotlight the human stories behind the few remaining Lesbian Bars in the country. The series received an Emmy, a GLAAD Media Award, and was selected to screen at Brand Storytelling, a sanctioned event at the Sundance Film Festival. The series was executive produced by Lea DeLaria and The Katz Company. 

2021

2020

The PSA was launched in October 2020, along with a 4 week fundraising campaign, raising a total of $117K. Jägermeister helped to produce the PSA, which raised awareness about the disappearance of Lesbian Bars across the United States. The PSA was executive produced by Lea DeLaria and The Katz Company.

In 2021, a short documentary film was released along with another fundraising campaign. The documentary focused on the bar owners, community activists, and patrons in three cities (New York, NY | Mobile, AL | and Washington, DC) and their struggles during the pandemic, their hopes for the future, and the impact on their communities. The 2021 fundraising campaign raised over $150k.

The 2021 film won two webby's, an ANA award, and was presented at The Library of Congress for the US Congress Equity Caucus. The film was nominated for the Tribeca X Award and was recently acquired by AMC + / Sundance TV for streaming. Jägermeister continued to support content that highlighted the needs for the LGBTQIA+ community and spaces. The film was executive produced by Lea DeLaria, The Katz Company, GOMAG, Mariam Adams and Julia Ruiz Hoffman.

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