GINGER'S BAR 363 5TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY OPEN 2000-PRESENT (GINGER'S BAR, PICTURED) “Ginger’s, which is owned by Sheila Frayne and is celebrating its 15th birthday, blames the decline on 'crazy rent' increases all across the city. She’s managed to stay in business by operating Ginger’s as both a lesbian bar and 'a neighborhood pub. Everyone’s welcome. We never charge to get in, and we never turn anyone away,' she says. Kika Gilbert, a queer friend of mine who lives in Brooklyn (dubbed 'the lesbian capital of the Northeast'), sees it on a daily basis. 'The only obnoxious thing about living across from Ginger’s and having it be a real certified lesbian bar,' she says, 'is all of the comments that people make as they walk by. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to enter there or walk by without someone (men and/or women) making a joke about lesbians.' (Frayne’s response? 'Oh yes, I hear it all the time, too.').” (Heather Dockray, Brooklynbased.com, 2015)  

GINGER'S BAR 363 5TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY OPEN 2000-PRESENT (GINGER'S BAR, PICTURED) “Ginger’s, which is owned by Sheila Frayne and is celebrating its 15th birthday, blames the decline on 'crazy rent' increases all across the city. She’s managed to stay in business by operating Ginger’s as both a lesbian bar and 'a neighborhood pub. Everyone’s welcome. We never charge to get in, and we never turn anyone away,' she says. Kika Gilbert, a queer friend of mine who lives in Brooklyn (dubbed 'the lesbian capital of the Northeast'), sees it on a daily basis. 'The only obnoxious thing about living across from Ginger’s and having it be a real certified lesbian bar,' she says, 'is all of the comments that people make as they walk by. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to enter there or walk by without someone (men and/or women) making a joke about lesbians.' (Frayne’s response? 'Oh yes, I hear it all the time, too.').” (Heather Dockray, Brooklynbased.com, 2015)