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Campaign launched to save historic NYC gay bar Julius’


Bars are among the hardest-hit businesses in the COVID era, and while it’s a shame when any small business goes under, shuttered doors can mean losing a whole lot more than a vodka soda.Julius’ Bar in NYC’s West Village is the site of the now-famous 1966 ‘Sip In’ to protest against LGBTQ discrimination, and it’s in danger of shutting down for good.

A campaign has been launched to help it stay open.Related: The Greenwich Village bar that established our right to drink in peaceCurrent bar owner Helen Buford started a GoFundMe to save the historic queer space.

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