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Do you have memories of Knoxville’s gay bars of years’ gone by? Have you been to the The Peppertree, The Carousel, Kurt’s, Kristtopher’s, Rainbow Room, Zodiac, Back Office, The Colony, The Huddle, The Edge, Trumps, or others?

If you’ve been to any LGBTQ+ bars in Knoxville, please come share your memories of these important places in Knoxville’s queer history. Didn’t go to any? That’s okay too! Come and listen and learn about Knoxville’s queer history. Please pre-register to get the link.

Images on flyer: Samuel Lowe created posters commemorating Knoxville’s gay bars throughout the years. Several years ago those posters were donated to the McClung Historical Collection and are stored at the East TN History Center. Photos of those posters were used to create this event’s flyer. Sam has also been writing a wonderful history of The Carousel located here: