I discovered quickly that the Hershee Bar was a place where women, young, old, and of all races and professions, could gather and be different together because "our troubles were all the same. Recover your password. Enter Address. The closing of gay establishments has become a recent and alarming trend across the nation. Maybe it is the young small-town college girl who is new to the area, who has no family or friends. The Garage Granby St.
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Some will counter that it is because homosexuality is now accepted more, and the need to seek out other gay friends in an underground, hushed location has become unnecessary. To many residents in Norfolk, it is just another neighborhood lounge called the Hershee Barbut to the LGBT community of Hampton Roads, it has been an iconic hotspot for the last 35 years, and one of the very few lesbian establishments remaining on the East Coast. It might not look like much, but Virginia's Hershee Bar — threatened with closure — has saved lives and supported a community for 35 years. Get help.