Author: Kristen Peterson

Author Alex Hortis on the mob and the LGBTQ community: ‘It was all kind of a hidden history that was in the closet’

In the historic courtroom of the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas, author Alex Hortis showed photographs of patrons at early 20th century gay and lesbian bars in New York City, along with advertisements and illustrations for drag shows, a picture of a 1920s drag ball and two mug shots of a Cosa Nostra crime […]

Remembering Stonewall

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, police raided a mafia-owned-and-operated, rundown, ramshackle gay bar on Christopher Street in the West Village, an area known to be frequented by gays, lesbians, prostitutes, street kids and drag queens. About 200 people were in the bar, which had not been tipped off, per usual. The lights […]

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. on exhibit at Barrick Museum of Art

What: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. Where: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; and noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 702-895-3381. Runs through March 16. Admission: free, $5 donation suggested. During the tumultuous decades of the Gay Liberation […]

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