In 2013, during the 40th Anniversary of the deadly Up Stairs Lounge Arson (one of the most significant, yet often overlooked events in LGBT history), Camina Entertainment publicly announced the production of Upstairs Inferno, a comprehensive and compassionate documentary recounting (what was) the “Largest Gay Mass Murder in U.S. History”. Today, Camina Entertainment proudly … [Read more...] about Upstairs Inferno is Now Available on DVD and Blu- Ray
The Year in LGBT+ Scholarship This is an exciting time for LGBT+ history enthusiasts. Consider the following Christmas presents: Out for Queer Blood Out for Queer Blood: The Murder of Fernando Rios and the Failure of New Orleans Justice by Clayton Delery was recently published by Exposit, an imprint of McFarland & Co. Fernando Rios was a tour guide from Mexico City … [Read more...] about Moments in Gay New Orleans History
Marsha Naquin-Delain, as he was known to his many friends in the New Orleans community, died at his residence on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Born Marion M. Greeson in Baton Rouge, LA on June 17, 1953, he was a resident of New Orleans since 1985. He was the spouse of the late Robert J. “Rip” Naquin, who preceded him in death on August 8, 2017. He is the son of James Greeson Sr. … [Read more...] about Obituary: Marsha Naquin-Delain
Seven years after founding BreakOUT!, Co-Director Wes Ware is stepping down. According to Ware, “As a white, queer, transgender Southerner, I set out in 2011 with the hope and intention of growing the organization and transitioning leadership after five years. I firmly believed as I continue to believe that our liberation is tied up together. That none of us will be free … [Read more...] about Change in Leadership at BreakOUT!
The Republican Party—that Grand Ole Party of patriotism and family values—has finally showed its true colors. Again. The GOP tax bill demonstrates clearly why the republican party has given up flag-waving and Bible-thumping in order to defend treason and pedophilia. The love of money (which is the root of all evil) has always been the Republican Party’s only core value. And … [Read more...] about The Supreme Hypocrisy of the Republican Party
Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality: A Guide for Business Practice. Jeff Guaracino and Ed Salvato. Harrington Park Press. ISBN: 9781939594181. 2017. 190 pages. $45.00 Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality is essential reading for not only business owners who want to tap into the LGBT market, but also for LGBT travelers. The book includes sections on the … [Read more...] about Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality: A Guide for Business Practice.
In the Roman Catholic calendar, January 6 is recognized as the Feast of the Epiphany—the day the three Magi visited the baby Jesus, thus representing Jesus’ revelation to the Gentiles. Because the Magi were thought to be kings (although the Biblical nativity stories never suggest this), the Feast of the Epiphany is sometimes called King’s Day. 12th Night, despite all the … [Read more...] about 12th Night & the Mystik Krewe du Rue Royale Revelers
Ambush columnist and local historian Frank Perez will be teaching three courses at Delgado Community College this semester. Professional Tour-Guiding 1 is designed to train and prepare students for the New Orleans Tour Guide Permit exam. It is also a great way to gain skills in the tourism industry as well as detailed knowledge of the city of New Orleans. Students … [Read more...] about Frank Perez to Teach Professional Tour-Guiding and French Quarter History at DCC
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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit. Chris Matthews. Simon & Schuster, 2017. ISBN: 978- 1-5011-1186-0. 396 pages. $28.99. On the night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, Bobby Kennedy was giving a campaign speech in Indianapolis to a largely African-American crowd. Upon being notified of King’s death, Kennedy interrupted his speech to break the news. In his … [Read more...] about Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.