Last Call: New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project

Bonnie Gabel // artist
indee Mitchell // artist

Last Call is a multiracial and inter-generational collective of queer artists, activists and archivists in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fascinated by the rich history of lesbian-centered spaces in New Orleans and deeply troubled by their slow and eventual extinction, Last Call seeks to document and interpret the neglected history of lesbian bars in New Orleans, as well as to create connections between those who lived this history and those who have much at stake if it is lost.

There are four interwoven components to Last Call: (1) a digital archive of full-length interviews; (2) a podcast series to cull these interviews into curated stories; (3) live performance that honors these stories; and (4) community events that bring together queer people across lines of race, class, gender-identity and generational difference. We are committed to building performance work rooted in multiracial collaboration and inter-generational exchange, and as such, we work under the accountability of an advisory board of elders and our community.

Support for Last Call can be shown by donating to its fiscal sponsor the National Performance Network (NPN). Click the button below and you will be directed to Network for Good’s Donate Now service. Next to “Program Designation,” click on the drop-down box and select “Last Call.”

NPN is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions support the programming of NPN and the designated programs of the New Orleans Local Network, and are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. All donations are acknowledged by letter. We don’t engage in phone solicitation, nor will we sell or rent your contact information to any third party.

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