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Rose Library hosts second-annual drag show for LGBTQ History Month

From the Rose Library/Jon Arge photography collection documenting LGBTQ life in Atlanta and the South

In honor of LGBTQ History Month in October, the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will present its second-annual Rose Library Drag Show on Thursday, Oct. 6. The event will be at 7 p.m. in the Woodruff Library’s Jones Room on the Emory University campus. The event is free and open to the public, and no registration is needed.

The event is one of several the university will hold in recognition of National Diversity Week, Oct. 3-9.

The upcoming drag show will be hosted by Lorelei, with appearances by Reba Douglas from New Orleans, Lori Divine, Kellie Divine, Tatianna DeJour, Eileen Slightly and Diego Wolf.

The show celebrates the Rose Library’s LGBTQ collections, which document LGBTQ life in Atlanta and across the South. The collections consist of the papers of activists, playwrights and organizations, including “The American Music Show,” an Atlanta public access television show where RuPaul got his start.

Patrons can also visit “Forbidden Loves and Secret Lusts: Selections from the Golden Age of Queer Pulp Fiction,” an exhibit in the Rose Library highlighting gay and lesbian queer pulp novels. It’s open weekdays during regular Rose Library hours through Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Visit the Rose Library’s LGBTQ collections webpage for more information.

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