Tavern Guild

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Tavern Guild was an association of gay bar owners and liquor wholesalers that formed in 1962 in San Francisco, California. The Guild formed in response to police harassment of gay bars and gay people that had resulted in the closing of several bars.

The Guild was the first gay business association in the United States, and lasted until 1995.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bullough, Vern L. (2002). Before Stonewall: d Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context. New York: Haworth Press. p. 157. ISBN 1-56023-193-9. 
  2. ^ "Guide to the Tavern Guild of San Francisco Records, 1961-1993: Organizational History". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 2009-10-07.