Pups & Cups Cafe will host a LGBTQ+ September Meetup, which will include unlimited laser tag and blacklight mini golf from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Cougar Entertainment Center.
According to CJ Robert, owner of Pups & Cups, the cafe’s first LGBTQ+ meetup was only meant to be a one-time deal. However, after the last meetup quickly filled up the cafe, she decided to hold it again in a bigger venue.
Robert said she was inspired to create this event and to continue advocating for the LGBTQ+ community.
“I have a ton of friends who are a part of that community,” she said. “We wanted to continue that comradeship and ensure that everyone could feel accepted and safe here in Pullman.”
Robert said hosting the event was a great way to accomplish that goal as it helps to create a safe environment for those who are seeking it.
“When you move to a small town like this, it’s kind of scary for the first time,” Robert said. “You don’t know anybody and/or if it’ll be ok to tell [people] whether or not you’re homosexual, trans or bi.”
The event costs $20 per person, and for those who don’t feel like staying the entire four hours the option to pay $6.50 a game is also provided. There will also be an arcade along with refreshments.