LGBT+ Café / 'Lunar' / Location: York, City Cent

by Nelli Mooney in York, England, United Kingdom

LGBT+ Café / 'Lunar' / Location: York, City Cent
We did it
On 20th May 2021 we successfully raised £5,565 with 285 supporters in 56 days

We want to open a queer and quirky LGBTQI+ Coffee shop in the Centre of York.

by Nelli Mooney in York, England, United Kingdom

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Person behind the idea

Hi! I am Nelli, a Finnish born non-binary interdisciplinary Artist, Stylist and Art Director based in York. I have lived in this beautiful city since 2018 and after realising what a gem York truly is, I have decided to stay for good.

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What is my vision and why is it important?

One of the first things that striked me about York is simply how lovely the local residents are. However, I also noticed the significant percentage of LGBTQI+ population York holds. 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?

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Therefore my vision is...

...to create 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.

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Grab a coffee and get your hair done!

Lunar will also host a make-up corner, a photography corner studio, an LGBT+ themed gift shop (henny!) as well as regular support groups and other events. We have also hired an in-house hair stylist specialising in trans* hair.

Your donation will help to set York's 1st LGBTQIA+ Cafe up and running.

 
Nelli Mooney (they/her)

Rewards

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£5 Discount

Discount of your very first in-store purchase!

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£15 Reward

Coffee and Cake for Two

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