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Flyer for the 25th Miss Camp America Pageant at UH Cullen Performance Hall

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JR’s Bar and Grill is a gay watering hole located in Montrose. Opened in 1986, it is the oldest bar in Houston that is still operating. The building was originally a train depot, a grocery store, and then an emporium before it became a bar for the…

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Rich’s Nightclub was opened in 1983, shut down in 2013, and reopened in 2016 with extensive remodelling. The venue still occasionally has drag shows. Some of the parties that Rich’s used to hold were a garden party, grey party, tea dances, trash…

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Pictures from houstonlgbthistory.org of ads and murals from Mary's bar in Houston.

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Steve Pena and Adrian of TC's Showbar at Southbeach in Houston, TX

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South Beach is a club in Montrose inspired by the nightlife in South Beach, Florida. This club is known for popular drag shows, male dancers, and foam parties. South Beach frequently hosts contestants from Ru Paul’s Drag Race on Saturdays. The “So…

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Newspaper clippings detailing the First Texas Gay Marriage between Antonie Molina and William "Billie" Ert.

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Magazine pictures and descriptions advertising the Halloween Magic Players Show for October 17, 1997, called "How to Succeed in Montrose Without Really Trying."

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This is a photo of prominent Houston-area drag queen, Wendy Chicago.

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Articles of clothing from the Gulf Coast Archive & Museum of GLBT History [GCAM] Drag Costume Collection and Eartha Quake Closet
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