Underground Nightclub matchbook, Portland, ca.1990

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Underground Nightclub matchbook, Portland, ca.1990
Underground Nightclub matchbook, Portland, ca.1990
  • Underground Nightclub matchbook, Portland, ca.1990

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Description

The Underground Nightclub located on Spring Street in Portland was a safe place for LGBTQ+ people to socialize starting in the 1980s—the decade when Charlie Howard, a gay man living in Bangor, was thrown off a bridge and killed by three teens.

The Underground later became Styxx, a popular dance club. Styxx closed in 2016, in part due to dating apps, but also changing attitudes that made the city’s nightlife more welcoming and comfortable to LGBTQ+ people.

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About This Item

  • Title: Underground Nightclub matchbook, Portland, ca.1990
  • Creation Date: circa 1990
  • Subject Date: circa 1990
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Paper
  • Local Code: 2006.001.026
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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