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Will Fellows

Tonight @ Boswell Book Co., 7 p.m.

Nov. 17, 2010
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In defiance of state laws prohibiting homosexuals from gathering in bars, in the 1950s nightclub entertainer Helen Branson opened a gay bar in Los Angeles, then wrote about the experience in a landmark 1957 memoir Gay Bar. That book has now received a re-release with additional commentary and perspective from Milwaukee author and historian Will Fellows, who discusses the book for free tonight.

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