George Holdgrafer Posts

19 Bar Celebrates Triple Anniversary This Year

February 6 was the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the British throne in 1952; she’s now the longest-reigning British monarch in history. As well, for the 19 Bar in Minneapolis (with an […]

Barometer: Gay 90’s Hosts Gala Grand Opening of New La Femme Show Lounge

Fabulous Refashioned Space Is Crown Jewel of Megabar On the evening of Jan. 13, the Gay 90’s hosted the gala grand opening of its new La Femme Show Lounge upstairs. This fabulous refashioned space is […]

Barometer: Mercedes Iman-Diamond Captures Miss Gay 90’s 2016 Title

On the evening of Oct. 27, the annual Miss Gay 90’s Pageant took place at the La Femme Show Lounge upstairs in the megabar. Brandonna Dupri-LaReese was emcee for the event. La Femme show director […]

Barometer: Nikki Vixxen Captures Miss Toast of the Town House 2016 Title

On the evening of July 30, the 2016 Toast of the Town House Pageant, the 19th annual such event, took place. Three contestants competed for the title. Categories were theme wear, talent, and evening gown/question […]

2016 Pride at eagleBOLTbar

Photography by George Holdgrafer  

2016 Pride at Gay 90s

Photography by George Holdgrafer

2016 Pride at 19 Bar

Photography by George Holdgrafer

Gay 90’s Hosts Miss City of the Lakes Pageant

On June 23, the Gay 90’s bar in Minneapolis hosted the 2016 Miss City of the Lakes Pageant at the La Femme Show Lounge upstairs. Six contestants competed. The spectacular Kamaree Williams won the coveted […]

Tim Campbell (1939-2015)

Not Surprisingly, Lavender’s 2015 Person of the Year(s) Wrote His Own Obituary Gay rights activist Tim Campbell died December 26, 2015, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 76, from esophageal cancer. Campbell was perhaps […]

Person of the Year(s): Tim Campbell’s Half-Century of Gay Activism

Tim Campbell is Lavender’s 2015 Person of the Year(s). This year saw the greatest victory ever for the gay community, the Supreme Court of the United States decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex […]

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