On Tuesday, May 15, at least 30 guests attended a festive reading and autograph party in celebration of the release of In Exile – The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar, written by Frank Perez and Jeffrey Palmquist and published by LL-Publications.

The party was held by the pool at the beautiful home of Carl Youngberg and David McNair in Richardson, Texas.  In addition to the reading and signing, there was lots of tasty food and great conversation, and plenty of copies of In EXILE were sold.

IN EXILE is the story of the oldest Gay Bar in New Orleans. Besides the history of the gay movement in NOLA, it traces the history of discrimination and subsequent growth of a strong gay population in the city.

“Even further back than the oldest gay publication in the South, an exciting read…”

—Ambush Magazine
In Exile – The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar