Hayden Winston is a Black, bisexual novelist, poet and activist whose work draws on his experiences as a QPOC and the child of West Indian immigrants.
Though he currently lives in Sacramento with his husband Tom, he was born and raised in and around Los Angeles.
It was here, in West Hollywood, that he started to explore the queer scene at the 18-and-up night Tiger Heat.
And Tiger Heat was held at the West Hollywood institution Rage, a nightclub that was open for 37 years, closing in 2020.
In this episode we talk all about sounding, gender reveal parties, and having skeezy strangers run their fingers through your chest hair.
Do you have any memories of Rage, or from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!
Make sure you also find out more about Hayden at his website https://haydenwinston.com/.https://anchor.fm/k-anderson/message