A New Home for the Irish LGBT Community

Last week, the grand opening of the 3 Dollar Bill bar and venue in East Williamsburg included performances by drag queen Panti Bliss, who played a pivotal role in the campaign for same-sex marriage in Ireland. Irish Central’s Cahir O’Doherty described the new space as the “perfect venue for Panti, a walking mission statement of the progressive new Ireland, and a place for her to reflect on the Irish LGBT communities’ long journey out of exile.”

The place is owned by Ireland native Brenda Breathnach:

…[who] wants the Irish LGBT community and its allies here to understand that it is their space, the place to congregate in good times and bad, for discussions, performances, rallies and of course dancing – you can even get hitched here, and some have. Think of it as your local LGBT Irish community center and understand that when they say all are welcome they mean it, she says.

Read more at Irish Central.

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