Frank Perez is an historian, tour guide, speaker, and writer who lives in the New Orleans French Quarter. He is author of Southern Decadence in New Orleans, In Exile: The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar, and Treasures of the Vieux Carre: Ten Self-Guided Walking Tours of the French Quarter. He also co-edited My Gay New Orleans: 28 Personal Reminiscences on LGBT+ Life in New Orleans. Perez writes a column on New Orleans history for Ambush Magazine. He teaches history at Loyola University, owns Crescent City Tour Booking Agency, and is President of the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana.