Proposed bar is ‘fightback’ against number of queer venues lost to property development

Queer campaigners have launched a £100,000 fundraising drive to open the UK’s first community-run LGBTQI+ venue after a property developer stalled on its promise to fund a venue after closing the famous the Joiners Arms bar.

The Friends of the Joiners Arms campaign group launched a crowdfunding initiative on Friday, selling shares in the proposed new bar and community venue for as little as £25 in a “fightback” against the number of queer venues lost to property development.

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