LGBTQ Nightlife, Explained

Enjoy our episode “How To Go Clubbing?” Here are some companion pieces, links, and additional resources.

Looking for your next party, or want to read more about queer and trans nightlife and style? Check out madison moore’s scholarly and dj work.

You can also watch an incredible short film about the “uncanny techno place” of the club.

inside a gay club called “Partners” in New Haven, Ct.
photo by madison moore

For more on Roanoke’s LGBTQ histories, check out The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, run by Dr. Gregory Samantha Rosenthal of Roanoke College.

You can also listen to hours of oral histories with LGBTQ+ Roanokers, including WGR guests Don Muse and Peter Thornhill, at the Roanoke Library’s Oral History Collection.

Heading to Roanoke? You can take a free walking tour of historic LGBTQ+ spaces, or head down to The Park for a look at contemporary LGBTQ+ life.

Cass Interviewing Don Muse and Peter Thornhill in Roanoke, Virginia. Photo credit: Gregory Samantha Rosenthal / The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ Oral History Project.

You can read Lauron Kehrer’s moving reflection on dance, the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shootings, and being a white queer hip-hop scholar at Inside Higher Ed.

More info about Al Evangelista’s gorgeous work is at his professional website, You can also learn more about his work through the University of Michigan’s Daring Dances project.


2 Comments on “LGBTQ Nightlife, Explained”

  1. tom merrigan

    “artists of color”? As opposed to albino artists? There are NO people who have NO color. Please ditch the racially offensive and insensitive rhetoric.

    1. Cass

      Hi Tom! We disagree that the term “artists of color” is racially offensive or insensitive. In this episode, we reflect the language used by our guests, who use this terminology to denote the specific experience of being part of a racialized group in the United States. We also refer to our guests by other terms that they used for themselves, including white, Asian, African American, Black, and Pilipinx. We will continue to respect the language choices made by the experts who are gracious enough to come on our show. Thank you for listening!