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Unveiling Venice’s LGBTQ+ Gem Meet-Up: West of Lincoln


Rekindling the Spirit of Community One Event at a Time

By: Brad Greiner, CEO of Open Air Homes and OpenAiRE Brokerage

A Queer Legacy, Reimagined:

In the heart of Venice, the LGBTQ+ community has always been a radiant source of energy, resilience, and diversity. Yet, the closing of iconic gay establishment, Roosterfish on Abbot Kinney (yet, still an amazing bar to check out for everyone), marked the end of an era.  However, every ending births a new beginning. Meet the remarkable initiative by queer individuals – West of Lincoln.

Reviving Queer Spaces:

Understanding the need for spaces that are solely dedicated to the queer community, a dedicated group took matters into their hands. They formed strategic partnerships with local businesses and started curating exclusive meetups for the LGBTQ+ community. The goal? To breathe life back into the local queer scene and create an inclusive environment for all.

More Than Just an Event

West of Lincoln is not merely a gathering; it’s an emotion, a sentiment of belonging. Regardless of whether you’re a Venice native or just passing through, these events serve as a haven where you can connect, reminisce, and form new bonds. With the essence of Venice at its core, each event ensures everyone feels the spirit of the locale and is seen, heard, and celebrated.

Details & How to Join:

Primarily hosted on Thursdays, these sporadic events are designed to keep the charm and excitement alive. While there’s a minimal cover charge, the experiences and memories awaiting you are priceless. Dive into their vibrant universe by visiting their [website]( or get a sneak peek through their lively [Instagram page](

You can also check out the new app from Drag Queen Pattiegonia, where their Everywhere is Queer map shows you queer happenings in the area. 

Open Air Homes Supports:

At Open Air Homes, our ethos aligns seamlessly with that of West of Lincoln. We champion inclusivity, diversity, and community upliftment. Staying in one of our homes offers you more than just accommodation; it’s an invitation to be part of initiatives that matter. We wholeheartedly encourage our guests, especially those from the LGBTQ+ community, to attend and support this initiative and business.

Let’s Celebrate Together

West of Lincoln stands tall as a beacon in Venice’s diverse landscape, cherishing the rich LGBTQ+ history and ensuring a brighter, more inclusive future. Be part of this celebration, immerse yourself in the community, and experience Venice in its truest essence.



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