Eight Ball Club

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The Eight Ball Club, an African American lesbian social group, was founded in 1984. The Eight Ball Club was “dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence” and the empowerment of the African American lesbian community. The club sponsored a variety of group meetings and social events for its membership network, the majority of which incorporated fundraisers benefitting African American, domestic violence, and LGBT-related organizations.

Gay People’s Chronicle. April 1, 1989.

Additional information coming soon.


  • Glassman, Anthony. “Feeling Good.” Gay People’s Chronicle. September 11, 2009. Page 1.
  • “Hot in Cleveland With the EightBall Club.” Can We Talk For Real. 2015.
  • “Meet the Members.” Movement in Black.
  • “Special Events.” Gay People’s Chronicle. April 1989. Page 15.
Location approximate. The Eight Ball Club has no fixed address.

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