Out West with Buffalo Bill

Lecture 
Age Group: Adults & Seniors 
Special Program: Diversity GLBT

6/5/2014 • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Clark County location 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.