GayBarchives = Gay + Bar + Archives

The GayBarchives Project has been working diligently to preserve an often-ignored aspect of our history:
The Gay Bar

For over two years we have researched and documented more than 2500 gay bars gone by as well as several long-time survivors. For most bars we have digitally reconstructed their logos and collected images and articles related to their impact on the evolution of our gay community.
We have also conducted more than 110 video interviews capturing first-hand accounts of life in those gay bars, recording the memories of those who lived through our colorful past. There are several books in the works as well.
In addition, we have built an active community of more than 5400 members who reminisce daily about their clubbing days in our Facebook group. 
To date our research has been predominantly self-funded, supplemented by a few contributions from enthusiastic fans of our work. 
In order to be able to grow and expand our reach, we need your help.
Many national and international brands have supported LGBTQ+ history projects, including: Stoli, Nike, Mini, J├Ągermeister, Andrew Christian, Miller Lite and others. Many LGBTQ+ archival projects receive funding from respected academic institutions and acclaimed charitable foundations.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Our needs are modest: 
  • Nominal cash contributions to facilitate travel to gay history conferences and pride festivals;
  • Stipends for printing, promotional items, signage, production expenses, postage and other office expenses;
  • In-kind donations for volunteer incentives, event giveaways, online contests, marketing materials, office supplies, tech equipment; 
  • Assistance in the distribution of materials to spread our message and help us expand our reach;
  • Connections with the people you know who can add to our project by sharing their stories from #GayBarsGoneBy; 
  • Introductions to the movers and shakers in the gay business world; and
  • Online support. No cost to you or your company. Just share our posts, link to our video interviews, tell the world about what we're doing. 
Would you be a good match?
Any company or individual interested in showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community and our history would make a great partner!
  • Alcoholic beverage companies;
  • Soft drink/ juice/ mixer manufacturers;
  • Online retailers of LGBTQ+ products and apparel;
  • Printers, sign companies, office supply providers and promotional products distributors;
  • LGBTQ+ media outlets and resources; 
  • Travel-related businesses; and
  • Enthusiastic supporters of our colorful gay history.

What's in it for YOU?
Let's Talk! 
In addition to the good will you'll get from embracing our gay history, we can: 
  • mention you in our videos, 
  • recognize you at our events, 
  • link to you on our website, 
  • promote you through our social media pages and groups, 
  • assist you in producing outreach materials,
  • create customized video clips tailored for your event needs, 
  • design cross promotional materials for your use,
  • provide content tailored for your readers/viewers 
  • and more! Let's explore the options!
Just drop us a line at 
GayBarchives@yahoo.com

Let's Make Gay History!

Know someone who might want to support our research?
Send them to: Love.GayBarchives.com

#ILoveGayBars #GayBarchives #LGBTHistory #GayHistory
This is an example of a cross-branded banner or postcard.
The message and graphics suggest an authentic interest in the history of the LGBTQ community rather than a passing fancy.
Inclusion of the Stoli logo is not meant to suggest endorsement or approval.  
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Inclusion of the Stoli logo is not meant to suggest endorsement or approval. 

The possibilities are endless!
Your name and logo can be associated with individual cities or states or with the entire archive of more than 2000 bars.
Landing pages can be customized to reflect your sponsorship.
Your branded items can be used in video segments or provided as prizes at events we attend or sponsor.
Let's Make Gay History!

Inclusion of the Stoli logo is not meant to suggest endorsement or approval.