LA celebrates 2 new lesbian bars: Honey’s at Star Love, The Ruby Fruit

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“We are a strip mall wine bar for the sapphically-inclined. And we use that term very intentionally. Because sometimes – not always, but sometimes – the word ‘lesbian’ can be somewhat alienating to members of the gender-expansive community,” says The Ruby Fruit co-founder Emily Bielagus (left). Photo by Jesse Saler.

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