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Famed L.A. Lesbian Night Truck Stop Booted from Longstanding Venue in Favor of a Gay Boy Night

Famed LA Lesbian Night Truck Stop Booted from Longstanding Venue in Favor of a Gay Boy Night

Famed LA Lesbian Night Truck Stop Booted from Longstanding Venue in Favor of a Gay Boy Night

Where have all the lesbians gone in Weho?

TracyEGilchrist

For years it’s been a rite of passage for any lesbian passing through West Hollywood to stop by Truck Stop at Here Lounge on a Friday to watch in awe as the scantily clad dancers climbed on to the bar Coyote Ugly style to thrust, pump, wriggle, and writhe with one another. FUSEevents’ (run by Linda Fusco and Michelle Agnew) iconic night was feature on an episode of The L Word, inspired its own reality show, Gimme Sugar, and was the site of SheWired’s launch party in 2008. But now, Truck Stop has been ousted from its longstanding home at Here Lounge (wedged in to next to The Abbey), in favor of another gay boy themed night, according to FUSEevents’ Facebook announcement. The Facebook post reads:

“We are deeply saddened that this has happened to the only Friday event catered to gay women on a weekly basis in West Hollywood. There has always been a hierarchy when it comes to gay events in West Hollywood and unfortunately our long struggle to hold a place for women in the community has come to an end. Once again, the women will be pushed elsewhere. Sadly, this decision by Here Lounge will hurt a lot of people in the community (girls and boys) who come together to enjoy Truck Stop.”

Over the past several years regular women’s nights have all but disappeared from Los Angeles nightlife, save for the Truck Stop stronghold – not to mention that beloved lesbian bars including The Normandy Room and the amazing dive that was The Palms, no longer exist.

Here’s wishing FUSEevents luck in finding a welcoming venue. Meanwhile, we’ll just be home with the cat on a Friday night.

Here are a couple of pics from SheWired's launch party six years ago. 

 

 

 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.