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Episode 501: Interview with Jewel Thais-Williams and Rue Thais-Williams [unedited footage]

September 4, 1995


Interview with Jewel Thais-Williams and spouse Rue Thais-Williams. Together they founded Rue’s House, an organization that provided shelter and services to women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles. Jewel Thais-Williams founded and owned the landmark Jewel's Catch One disco, which operated from 1972 to 2015 in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and provided a safe space for LGBTQIA and Black communities. In this interview, they discuss their relationship and the work of Rue's House. This story appeared in Episode 501, "From Beijing—to Wong Foo."

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