Alec MacIntyre's blog

"I love the Blue Moon and I love each and every one of you": Safety and Queer Space in the Wake of Violence

The weekend after the Pulse Nightclub massacre, Moon Baby hosted a drag show at the Blue Moon Bar in Pittsburgh, with proceeds to benefit victims. This did not seem out of the ordinary, as the same bar had hosted another benefit show for Pulse victims earlier in the week, hosted by a different performer, and my queer contacts in other cities were posting links to donation sites and invitations to their own local bars’ benefit shows.

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