Introduction

Eagle Bar History Poster

The following history is presented to inform the audience about the experiences of LGBT people in the United States during a time of political and social inequality, specifically in Houston where individuals were able to form an LGBT-inclusive community around the Montrose District which was the site of many social spaces for individuals to express themselves without being persecuted or ridiculed. While acknowledging the shortcoming of accessible information to represent communities that may have lacked visibility at the time, this project serves to provide an accurate history of the people whose experiences were documented through the political and social challenges they faced in places like bars.

Introduction