CLIT CLUB 432 WEST 14TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY OPEN 1990-2002 (NOW LUMAS, PICTURED) "From 1990-2000, Clit Club was the place to be for New York's young queers. Organized by Julie Tolentino and her fellow ACT UP member Jocelyn Taylor, every single person I spoke with (born before 1983) had something glowing to say about the Meatpacking District party. Tolentino says, 'The party was a very mixed space - class, age, race and "tone." It was sexy. It came from several grieving shadows - AIDS, race relations, practically segregated bars, the hyper (in the form of required) butch-femme could be undone and queer forces re-opened... In this time and space, a space for sexual women was rare. It was a rare exception and a rare experience at once: a very women's bar.' The Clit Club was positioned as a strange point in history:  a time when so much radical work was being done to undo gender dichotomies, and Rudolf Giuliani ticketed people for jaywalking. 'The Clit Club was built from my POC community and my affinity with gay male culture... We were one of the first women's spaces to have female-for-female go-go dancers, crossdressing, mixed gender performers and weekly dancers... We struggled with the changing city,' Tolentino says. "What made that place outstanding was how everyone took ownership of their time there,' she says. 'I can't believe in the loss of 'The Clit Club. We gained too much.'’” (Heather Dockray, Brooklynbased.com, 2013)

CLIT CLUB 432 WEST 14TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY OPEN 1990-2002 (NOW LUMAS, PICTURED) "From 1990-2000, Clit Club was the place to be for New York's young queers. Organized by Julie Tolentino and her fellow ACT UP member Jocelyn Taylor, every single person I spoke with (born before 1983) had something glowing to say about the Meatpacking District party. Tolentino says, 'The party was a very mixed space - class, age, race and "tone." It was sexy. It came from several grieving shadows - AIDS, race relations, practically segregated bars, the hyper (in the form of required) butch-femme could be undone and queer forces re-opened... In this time and space, a space for sexual women was rare. It was a rare exception and a rare experience at once: a very women's bar.' The Clit Club was positioned as a strange point in history:  a time when so much radical work was being done to undo gender dichotomies, and Rudolf Giuliani ticketed people for jaywalking. 'The Clit Club was built from my POC community and my affinity with gay male culture... We were one of the first women's spaces to have female-for-female go-go dancers, crossdressing, mixed gender performers and weekly dancers... We struggled with the changing city,' Tolentino says. "What made that place outstanding was how everyone took ownership of their time there,' she says. 'I can't believe in the loss of 'The Clit Club. We gained too much.'’” (Heather Dockray, Brooklynbased.com, 2013)