Becoming a Home for All: LGBTQ Tourism in West Michigan INT 100/201 APPROVED!

Friday, August 27, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

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In 1962, The Blue Tempo bar opened in the West Michigan beach town of Saugatuck. It was one of the first gay bars in the region, at a time when state liquor laws prohibited serving gay customers. The Blue Tempo's opening helped solidify this part of West Michigan as a “home for all,” notably the LGBTQ community. G Angel, GVSU '20 alum and current PhD Student in Indiana University Bloomington’s Gender Studies Department, will discuss the flourishing of the local LGBTQ community during the 1960-70s. This live Zoom webinar is free and open to all.

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This event was added to the calendar by Mary Williford ( on Monday, August 9, 2021 and was last updated on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 3:58 p.m.