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Oakland Space Described As “Genderqueer” Oasis Before Fire That Killed At Least 31



Spaces like this are the only way we have any sort of viable arts scene where anyone is making any money. There is virtually [no other] option for a thriving performance space in this city without occupying these spaces. [They also] offer the most support of trans and genderqueer folks. That’s a large part of what last night should have been about, what it started out about. That group of people is totally sidelined in the dominant nightlife culture of a gentrifying Oakland.

–Juliet Gordon, 26, who fronts the pop band The Classical, was a denizen of the Ghost Ship, as the warehouse was known to local artists and musicians, as quoted in the SFChronicle