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LGBT Sources in the Louisiana Research Collection

The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) holds a wide variety of sources documenting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities of Louisiana. This guide provides an overview of these sources.

Archival Collections

Sources for Louisiana LGBT History and Culture

Tulane University Special Collection

specialcollections@tulane.edu

Periodicals

Books

A search of our online catalog using the subject heading “Gays – Louisiana” brings up dozens of titles, with more being added every month. Important recent publications include Clayton Delery-Edwards’s The Upstairs Lounge Arson and Frank Perez’s My Gay New Orleans: 28 Personal Reminiscences on LGBT+ Life in New Orleans. We have a particular interest in collecting LGBT+ literature, fiction, and poetry.

Ephemera

LaRC’s collection of ephemera – small printed items intended for a short lifespan, including pamphlets, flyers, bulletins, programs, menus, and more – includes extensive LGBT holdings. These files can be searched by the name of a particular organization or business using the “Ephemera” tab on our website.

  • Benevolent Societies.
    • New Orleans Center for Living
    • New Orleans Women against AIDS
    • Project Lazarus
  • Business Organizations.
    • New Orleans Gay/Lesbian Business & Professional Association
  • Carnival.
    • Krewes.
      • Celestial Knights
      • La Cage aux Folles
      • Lords of Leather
      • Mardi Gras Merrymen
      • Olympus
      • Petronius
      • Polyphemus
  • Churches.
      • Metropolitan Community Church
      • Second Stone
      • Word Harvesters
    • Catholic Organizations.
      • Voices in the Desert
  • Civil Rights.
    • Organizations.
      • Lesbian & Gay Conference        
      • People’s Coalition for Gay Rights
      • Pink Triangle Alliance
  • Communications.
    • Punch Line
  • Directories.
    • New Orleans Gay and Lesbian Yellow Pages
  • Entertainment.
    • Bars
      • Bourbon Pub
      • Good Friends
      • Gregory’s
      • Hits
      • Jewel’s
      • Lafitte’s
      • Lido
      • Loading Zone
      • Louisiana Purchase
      • Lucille’s and Friend
      • Mint
      • Moulin Rouge
      • Oz
      • Partners
      • Paw Paw’s
      • Phoenix
      • Play it Again Sam
      • Refuge
      • Shakey Jake’s
      • Tiger’s
      • Tracks
      • TTs West
      • Wood Enterprises
    • Private Clubs.
      • Country Club
    • Theater.
      • Theatre Marigny
      • Toulouse Street Theater
      • True Brew Theater
      • Zeitgeist
  • Fairs and Festivals.
    • Gay Pride
    • Leather/ Levi Lexicon
    • Miss Gay Fashion of Louisiana
    • Miss Gay Louisiana Pageant
    • Mr. Gulf Coast
    • Mr. New Orleans Contest
    • New Orleans Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film Festival
    • Priscilla Wig Contest
  • Health Organizations.
    • NO/AIDS Task Force
  • Organizations.
    • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
    • Homosexual Information Center
    • Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New Orleans
    • New Orleans Alliance of Pride
    • New Orleans Rainbow Family
    • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – New Orleans
  • Literature.
    • Ambush Magazine
    • Projector
    • Pulse
    • Q
    • Q.U.E.E.R.zine
    • Rhetoric, Rhyme, and Reason
    • Rooster
    • Small Change
    • Tattler
    • Vieux Carre Verite
    • Whiz
    • Wyrdo Weekly
  • Music.
    • Choral.
      • New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus
  • New Orleans Businesses.
    • Royal Launderette
    • Royal Street Grocery
    • Tommys Flower Power Mart
  • New Orleans Mayor’s Office.
    • Advisory Committee on Lesbian & Gay Issues
  • Newspapers.
    • Impact
  • Political Organizations.
    • Equality Louisiana
    • Lavender Left
    • Louisiana Lesbian and Gay Political Action Caucus
  • Religious Organizations.
    • Jewish Congregations.
      • Lambda Chai
  • Restaurants.
      • Quarter Master
      • St. Ann’s Deli
    • Coffee Houses.
      • Kaldi’s
      • Until Waiting Fills
  • Tourism.
    • New Orleans.
      • New Orleans Informer
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