CLGA Digital Collections

CLGA's Digital Collections

Explore highlights from the CLGA’s collections of personal and organizational papers, artefacts, ephemera and more!

Bars & Businesses

T-shirts quickly became used to advertise magazines, newspapers, bars, and restaurants that catered to the LGBTQ+ community, or were otherwise “gay friendly.” Queers used these wearable advertisements to broadcast popular meeting places where they could find community and friendship, sex and romance. LGBTQ+ individuals could claim these spaces as their own, and ultimately use them to explore their own identity.

Bars & Businesses