Julius’

The gay liberation movement may have begun at The Stonewall Inn but Julius’ is the oldest gay bar in New York. The bar has been open since the mid-19th century. It became gay-popular in the 1960s.The Mattachine Society hosted a “sip-in” in 1966. Inspired by the civil rights movement, it was a pro... Read More
The gay liberation movement may have begun at The Stonewall Inn but Julius’ is the oldest gay bar in New York. The bar has been open since the mid-19th century. It became gay-popular in the 1960s.The Mattachine Society hosted a “sip-in” in 1966. Inspired by the civil rights movement, it was a protest against the State Liquor Authority’s policy of removing licenses from bars that served LGBT people. It was one of the events that led to gay liberation.You can attend a Mattachine Night every Thursday at Julius’ and experience a taste of New York’s gay history. Source: https://www.travelgay.com/new-york-city-gay-bars/#hell8217s-kitchen