Put Some Gay In Your Day, Dallas!

It’s Miller Time…For A Queer History Lesson

Happy Pride Month Eve, everyone!

Only one more day until everything in our world turns even gayer for 30 days.

Rainbows, rainbows, everywhere!

We understand there are a lot of mixed emotions about corporate involvement in Pride Month and some cynics see more negatives than positives. We, on the other hand, think that any representation of equality messaging can have a big impact in normalizing LGBTQ people in the eyes of the mainstream majority in America.

We’ll always be on the fringe, but refuse to go back into the shadows.

We shopped at Target this weekend and loved that the Pride Shop was front-and-center with dozens of products celebrating every type of diversity within our community.

So we’re thrilled to write about a new offering from one of the biggest corporate allies we have: Miller Lite. (Case in point: They’re the sponsors of this weekend’s Dallas Pride Miller Lite Music Festival in the Park.)

Tomorrow, starting at 9:00 a.m., you can purchase a new book published by Miller Lite.

Beers & Queer History by Dr. Eric Cervini takes a look at 10 iconic bars and their larger role in LGBTQ history and culture. Insight from Cervini, an LGBTQ+ scholar and historian, offers up an educated perspective on the significance of White Horse Inn (Oakland, CA), The Chicken Hut (Washington, DC), Black Cat Café (San Francisco, CA), Julius’ (New York, NY), Black Cat Tavern (Los Angeles, CA), Rusty’s (Philadelphia, PA), The Stonewall Inn (New York, NY), Jeffery Pub (Chicago, IL), Club One (Savannah, GA) and Panic Bar (Lincoln, NE) in a beautifully illustrated hardbound book.

The guide costs $19.33, in honor of the year the United States’ first known queer bar, Café Lafitte in New Orleans, opened.

All proceeds from sales of this book will support Equality Federation, an advocacy accelerator rooted in social justice, building power in a network of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) advocacy organizations.

This book will be the perfect addition to your coffee table.

Or in this case, beer table.

Beers & Queer History by Dr. Eric Cervini
Available 9:00 a.m. June 1

Book photo courtesy of Miller Lite; Lead photo via Shutterstock