Reflecting On The History Of San Antonio Queer Culture, Nightlife At The End Of Pride Month
Queer spaces have existed in San Antonio since the early 20th century.
Throughout the decades, San Antonio's LGBTQ+ community has sought out safe spaces; oftentimes those venues were part of the city's nightlife scene.
Bars and night clubs provided LGBTQ+ individuals more than just a place to socialize. They often doubled as places of refuge, information and solidarity.
What is the history of the LGBTQ+ nightlife in San Antonio? How did gay, lesbian, and trans individuals find and utilize these establishments?
Where did these once taboo bars exist and what is their lasting legacy?
Guest: Melissa Gohlke, urban historian and assistant archivist for the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Special Collections
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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, June 30.