Everybody say "queers"!
According to a 2018 study conducted by Office of National Statistic (ONS), 2.3% percent of Yorkshire and Humber residents identify as being part of the LGBT+ community - that means nearly 13 000 people. The percentage continues to increase yet the 'capital city' of Yorkshire as well as a popular tourist destination for 6.9 million visitors each year has no dedicated LGBT+ space(!). How can this be?
We have created a much needed LGBTQI+ Coffee Shop, 'Lunar', in the Centre of York. Lunar is a safe space, where you can find like-minded people and connect; an arts space to host poetry evenings, exhibit paintings or photography; a space to be yourself and truly embrace your queerness.
Lunar will also host an LGBTQ+ themed gift shop (henny!) as well as regular support groups and other events. We will also have in-house hair stylist specialising in trans* hair, Glenn Miller.
I am Nelli, a Finnish born non-binary interdisciplinary Artist and Entrepeneur based in York. I have lived in this beautiful city since 2018. After realising what a gem York truly is, I have decided to stay for good and open a much needed LGBTQIA+ Coffee Shop!
Nelli Mooney (they/her) @nellimooney @lunarcafeyork