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After a long and brutal pandemic winter, all Han Blankenship wanted to do was get a drink with a few friends at their favorite bar. Outside Cubbyhole, a tiny bar in the West Village, the street was as packed as it could be these days, with dozens of friends, couples and exes mingling in the early spring evening. Blankenship, a nonbinary lesbian, said from a perch with three friends outside of Cubbyhole, which had been closed since December. When Cubbyhole reopened for the first time this year on April 8, Mx.

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Sign up for the free Billy Penn email newsletter to get everything you need to know about Philadelphia, every day. Snapping photos was taboo, since it might out fellow patrons to friends or families. The bars were shrouded in secrecy. They were safe spaces for queer women. That was never the case at Toasted Walnut.

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Denise Cohen has been running lesbian bars in Philly for upwards of 30 years, so losing Toasted Walnut to the pandemic was a particularly harsh blow. The bar essentially closed in November, when indoor dining was temporarily suspended. On top of the bar closing, Cohen was diagnosed with stage three uterine cancer in November, which spread to her lymph nodes. In , her diabetes caused blindness in one eye. She met Cohen in the early s when the former worked as a barback at Sisters.