Frank Perez is an historian, a tour guide, a public speaker, and a writer who lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He has authored three books: 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 is also co-editor of the anthology My Gay New Orleans: 28 Personal Reminiscences on LGBT+ Life in New Orleans. Frank also writes a column on New Orleans history for Ambush Magazine. His other publications include a number of scholarly articles in academic journals as well as poems and short stories in various literary journals. When not writing or giving tours, Perez teaches history classes at Loyola University. Perez also owns a small business, the Crescent City Tour Booking Agency, and is a licensed tour guide. He currently serves as President of the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana.