Queen’s Palace

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The Queen’s Palace, a gay drag bar, opened at 1902 Euclid Avenue in 1981. The Queen’s Palace was managed and hosted by Big Mama and Denise Simone, both well-known longtime members of Cleveland’s drag community. Patrons were welcome to enjoy the bar’s drinks, food, game room, and live entertainment. Local female impersonators, drag performers, and male dancers comprised the bulk of the Palace’s entertainment offerings.. The Queen’s Palace closed in 1982.

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  • Dale, Charlie. “Doing it for Fun and Emotion.” Gay People’s Chronicle. Pride Guide 1995. Page 14.
  • “The Queen’s Palace.” Action Magazine. July 1982. Page 9.
1902 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 (Queen’s Palace).

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