In October 2021, during LGBTQ+ History Month, Miller Lite announced the pre-sale of “Beers & Queer History”, which was written by historian Dr Eric Cervini and highlights the bars that have played a crucial role in the LGBTQ+ community over the years. This year, just in time for Pride Month, Miller Lite announced that physical copies of the book are now available (via PR Newswire).
“Bars were our safe havens,” Dr. Cervani said in a statement from Molson Coors. “For most of the 20th century, an era of rampant homophobia and transphobia, many LGBTQ+ people had no choice but to live double lives. During the day, at work, or with their families, they acted directly,” Cervani continued. “For their own safety, they often hid their gender identity. But at night they went to bars, where – finally – they could be themselves.”
Along with the bars that created safe spaces, the book spotlights queer leaders like “Marsha P. Johnson of the Stonewall Inn and Lady Chablis of Club One”. If you’ve been patiently waiting for a copy of the book since October 2021, don’t worry, because you’ll receive your copy this month. If you haven’t ordered one yet, sign up to be notified when new copies are available on the Miller Lite website. Ultimately, there may be things wrong with Miller Lite as with all brands, but its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community shouldn’t go unnoticed.