Lesbian website The L Stop celebrated its first anniversary with a birthday bash at O'Malley's Bar May 26.
"We're celebrating the first year of doing our best to bring the community together and fill a void in the lesbian and queer woman community," said Mia Jones, a contributor to The L Stop.
The L Stop features blogs, resources and events listings.
"We work really hard to be an online hub for communication and I enjoy working with them and I want to support them," said Tamale Sepp, a comedian who writes Tamale's LOL Report for the site. "I contributed to the process along the way, and it's exciting to see a whole year go by and to see The L Stop was successful."
Hosted by Sepp, the party featured drag performances and a fashion show. The VIP section featured a burlesque performance by Red Hot Annie and Jeez Loueez.
"The L Stop is about women within the LGBTQ community. There's too many boy outlets, there's not enough for women," said Vivian Gonzalez, co-founder of The L Stop.
"I think our community has been so starved for this. We want to go out, we want to have community," said Jones. "There hasn't been one blog you could go to that you know would have something for you."
DJ Canvas, DJ Barbara Butch & Unisexy, and DJ All The Way K served up the music while go-go dancers from Dollhouse Entertainment warmed up the crowd. Attendees also participated in a birthday cake-eating contest.
"Things are still building up. The exciting part is having events like this and seeing familiar faces and seeing people who have never been in the same room before," said Jones. "That's the goal of The L Stopbeing a bridge within our own community, having a home and doing our best to make people feel welcome."