Arson Suspected After San Diego Queer Women’s Bar Set on Fire

Author: Trudy Ring

The front patios at San Diego’s Gossip Grill, one of the few remaining lesbian-focused bars in the nation, were set on fire in an apparent arson attack about 12:30 a.m. Friday.

San Diego Pride posted on Facebook, “We are devastated that San Diego’s own Gossip Grill, one of our last remaining Queer Women’s bars in the US, was targeted in an apparent arson attack last night, shortly after midnight.” The group asked for the community to show support for LGBTQ+ businesses such as Gossip Grill, which will be open its regular hours Friday, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. “We hope you will stop by for a meal or a round of drinks to show the staff your support,” the Pride group added.

There has been an outpouring of support for the bar. “Our hearts go out to the Gossip staff & all our community feeling the weight of what can only be seen as a hate crime against our community as a whole,” San Diego resident Celeste Barbier wrote on Facebook.

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Author: Trudy Ring

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