Frank will be the first out LGBTQ member of the New Orleans City Council!
Frank Perez serves as President of the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana. He is a columnist for Ambush Magazine and French Quarter Journal and has authored several books on New Orleans LGBTQ+ history, including Political Animal: The Life and Times of Stewart Butler (forthcoming), In Exile (with Jeffrey Palmquist), Treasures of the Vieux Carre, and Southern Decadence in New Orleans (with Howard P. Smith). He is also the co-editor of the anthology My Gay New Orleans: 28 Personal Reminiscences on LGBT+ Life in New Orleans. As a small business owner and licensed tour guide, Perez developed “The Rainbow Fleur de Lis,” an interactive walking tour of the French Quarter focusing on New Orleans’ rich LGBT+ history which has earned national and local critical praise in The Advocate, ABC News, USA Today, queerty.com, NPR, WGNO, WHIV, and other media outlets. Perez teaches part-time at Loyola University. He and his partner and their dog live in the French Quarter.