First LGBTQ+ inclusive bar to open in Doncaster

A new safe and inclusive LGBTQ+ friendly bar will open in Doncaster tomorrow. 

The Library, situated in St George Gate next to Doncaster’s high street, will open for the first time at midday, serving a wide range of drinks and cocktails.

The bar will be the first LGBTQ+ inclusive venue in Doncaster, accepting anyone through the doors, regardless of their sexuality or gender. The main aim of the bar is to provide a safe space for all to enjoy themselves.

Sam Teale-Price, 32, from Doncaster, decided to create the bar when he noticed a lack of accepting, safe social spaces in the town.

Mr Teale-Price said: “An inclusive space like this is massively important, especially in Doncaster. There have been plenty of steps made in the UK to improve inclusivity, but we still have a way to go. 

“We like to use the word ‘human’ to describe our approach, meaning anyone can come into the bar and be accepted”. 

When the venue opens tomorrow, table service will be offered for socially distanced drinks. 

Once customers are seated, they will be able to order through an app. However, the tables will each come complete with a rainbow flag, which customers can wave to call over a member of staff.  

This system will continue for the upcoming weeks until 21 June, when coronavirus restrictions are set to ease. 

The Library will be a two-storey venue, the second floor is designed for quieter socialising, whereas the space downstairs will feature a dancefloor, where the club’s owners hope to host events and entertainment.  

The bar and lounge have already announced an exciting line-up of performers and drag queens to entertain customers when restrictions allow. 

Among the packed line-up of acts are RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Sum Ting Wong, Tia Kofi and The Vivienne.

Written by Hollie Milburn

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