by Mikelle Street
With the ongoing global pandemic, businesses are shuttering left and right
The social distance guidelines have had an outsized impact on queer and trans
night life in particular. And for thr most intersectional of thoses spaces: the
pandemic has been been a deathknell. In New York City, there has been one
Black -owned LGBTQ+nightlife space, Alibi, after the 2019 closing of Langston's.
Alibi, which was saved from closure last month by crowdfunding, was set to
be joined before quarantine by a Lambda Lounge. And though the new Harlem
-based spot had to dely its opening, the month it finally opened in a limited
Here we talked to the married couple behind Lambda Lounge, Charled Huges
and Richard Solomon, about gettng into the business and the impoortance
of the space.