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Les Femmes Unis

Category: Organizations Dates: 1980s? In the October 28, 1988 issue of Dare, Nashville resident Patrice D. Lee made an announcement that she and three other Black lesbians were forming a support group. Readers could contact them through the Metropolitan Community Church in the city. According… Read More »Les Femmes Unis

Miss Gay America

Category: Events Dates: 1972-Present Founded by Jerry Peek, the first Miss Gay America pageant was held in Nashville in 1972 at the Watch Your Coat & Hat Saloon. Starting the Miss Gay America pageant seemed like a natural progression for Peek’s businesses. It was the… Read More »Miss Gay America

Ynonah’s Saloon

Category: Places Dates: 1990s Address: 1700 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN Ynonah’s Saloon was a popular spot for food and drinks that claimed to have Nashville’s largest party deck. The restaurant and bar often placed full-page advertisements in Xenogeny News, inviting the LGBTQ+ community in… Read More »Ynonah’s Saloon

Ye Olde Playhouse

Category: Places Dates: 1977-? Address: Corner of 5th & Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN The Other Side Disco and Ye Olde Playhouse were operated by Wayne Caldwell of Caldwell Diversified Systems, Inc. According the June 1977 issue of The Barb, Caldwell renovated the piano bar section of… Read More »Ye Olde Playhouse