Sources for Louisiana LGBT History and Culture
Tulane University Special Collection
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.
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.