BY KATY RAY
What began as a conversation over drinks at a venue on 17th Street has become one of the most talked about social events on the Washington, D.C., lesbian calendar. Once a month, the Ladies of LURe host BARE, a women’s party that packs Cobalt time and time again, with its diverse themes, great music and celebrity guests.
This January, “the LURe family” celebrates BARE’s Fourth Anniversary, making it the longest-running monthly lesbian party in Washington, D.C. However, there’s much more to Cobalt’s ladies’ night than meets the eye. LURe offers patrons the opportunity to party with a purpose. From the White Party to How the Grinch Stole BARE, these and other themed events not only draw hundreds of women from the community, but also raise awareness of—and thousands of dollars for—non-profits in the Metro D.C. area. Up to 75 percent of the revenue earned from a LURe event goes to organizations to support community initiatives and families.
What’s the key to their success? Karma. “You work with people very hard, and it comes back to you,” asserts Sterling Higgins, who co-plans and organizes the events for LURe. There is no doubt that because of the diligent efforts and dedication these ladies have poured into the community, women in D.C. will continue to keep supporting the Ladies of LURe for many more events to come.
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