Out West with Buffalo Bill
Age Group: Adults & Seniors
Special Program: Diversity GLBT
6/5/2014 • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Clark County Library
Room: Jewel Box Theater (Jwlbx)
The words ‘heterosexual and homosexual” did not surface in the cultural vernacular until the early 1900’s. William F. Cody was as “unprejudiced as a man could be” according to prominent western historians. Was Buffalo Bill “gay” friendly before the word existed?
Based on Gregory Hinton’s scholarship as a 2011 Buffalo Bill Historical Center's Resident Fellow, “Out West with Buffalo Bill” examines Cody’s cordial acquaintanceships with flamboyant Irish poet, lecturer and playwright Oscar Wilde; and acclaimed 19th Century French painter Rosa Bonheur, who carried a government permit to dress like a man.
"Out West with Buffalo Bill" is part of the OutWest @ the Library Series and co-sponsored by OutWest.
Free and open to the public. For more information on this performance, call 702.507.3459.