As 30-year-old Danae Riggs of Anderson Township stood on the deck of the Pavilion, taking in the view of the Ohio River and the twinkling lights of downtown, she and her partner were struck by the difference between the area’s straight and gay bars, many of which are hidden away in less affluent neighborhoods.Well done, guys/gals/etc... and bully to Jamie Royce who got a shot out as well!
Riggs – the mother of a 7-year-old who describes herself as looking like a “suburban housewife” – hopes Guerrilla Queer Bar will help raise awareness of the privileges that straight people enjoy and help give other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people the courage to live more openly.
“I hope it spreads like wildfire,” Riggs says. “And if at the end of the day, if folks are just having a conversation, and people like me are building strength and momentum to be who they are, that’s great.”
Thanks to Montgomery Maxton for the heads up!