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Robin Gans and Sandy Sachs, both originally from New York City, moved to Los Angeles, (Gans in 1988, and Sachs in 1989) where they embarked on a vision that continues to grow. Their National publicity as "OUT" Lesbians and lovers of over 13 years has enabled them to speak out on Lesbian and Gay rights.
The power couple fell in love in the '80s, at popular lesbian event SheScape in New York. After moving to L.A., they opened Girl Bar in 1990, which remains the largest lesbian dance club in the U.S. The long-running Girl Bar parties, now in four cities across the country (with more on the way), set a new standard for lesbian nightlife.
Robin also holds a Doctorate of Psychology and has a practice in Beverly Hills while Sachs is the owner of L.A.'s state of the art nightclub, The Factory where Girl Bar is every Friday night. Sachs is also a nightclub consultant and is the buyer for the Hit Parade, a gay and lesbian retail store on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, La.
Sandy stresses that Girl Bar is not a bar - it is "a bonafide nightclub." Girl Bar has a very central West Hollywood location. Girl Bar is situated in The Factory, the main location for all the events that Sachs and co owner/partner Robin Gans organize. Built in 1929, The Factory has been utilized for varying functions ranging from a camera company, a WWII bomb factory, and a movie studio before making the transition to a nightclub.
In 2004, the duo took the show on the road and opened up Girl Bar events in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Chicago. They are opening in Long Beach, and plan on San Francisco and Seattle as well. Chicago in particular has been very successful. Opening night was 20 degrees below zero, and the girls were still lined up down the block.