Title

Blast from the Past, the Late Show of Norfolk: Researching and Understanding Local LGBTQ+ Space

Presenting Author Name/s

Ashlyn Brown

Faculty Advisor

Cathleen Rhodes

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Description/Abstract

Queer spaces are immensely important as they offer a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to decompress from heteronormative society. In the fall 2018 I conducted research on the Late Show, a local LGBTQ after hours club that operated in the 1990’s era. The research process primarily included conducting archival research in Our Own, Norfolk’s gay newspaper from 1976-1998, and collecting personal experiences from those that attended the Late Show during its run. This presentation will explore the importance of the Late Show as part of local LGBTQ+ history and examine the differences between traditional research, and the research I conducted for the Queer Walking Tour of Norfolk, a project that works to preserve local queer history by uncovering historic queer spaces.

Session Title

LGBTQA

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Start Date

2-2-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Blast from the Past, the Late Show of Norfolk: Researching and Understanding Local LGBTQ+ Space

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Queer spaces are immensely important as they offer a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to decompress from heteronormative society. In the fall 2018 I conducted research on the Late Show, a local LGBTQ after hours club that operated in the 1990’s era. The research process primarily included conducting archival research in Our Own, Norfolk’s gay newspaper from 1976-1998, and collecting personal experiences from those that attended the Late Show during its run. This presentation will explore the importance of the Late Show as part of local LGBTQ+ history and examine the differences between traditional research, and the research I conducted for the Queer Walking Tour of Norfolk, a project that works to preserve local queer history by uncovering historic queer spaces.