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Type: Lecture 
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)


Out West with Buffalo Bill

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.