Genny Beemyn's A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C. PDF

By Genny Beemyn

ISBN-10: 0415735297

ISBN-13: 9780415735292

ISBN-10: 0415921724

ISBN-13: 9780415921725

Rooted in broad archival examine and private interviews, A Queer Capital is the 1st heritage of LGBT existence within the nation’s capital. Revealing a colourful prior that dates again greater than a hundred twenty five years, the e-book explores how lesbians, homosexual males, and bisexuals proven areas in their personal ahead of and after global warfare II, survived many of the most harsh anti-gay campaigns within the united states, and arranged to call for equivalent remedy. Telling the tales of black and white homosexual groups and contributors, Genny Beemyn indicates how race, gender, and sophistication formed the development of homosexual social worlds in a racially segregated city.

From the flip of the 20th century throughout the Eighties, Beemyn explores the studies of homosexual humans in Washington, exhibiting how they created their very own groups, fought for his or her rights, and, within the technique, helped to alter the rustic. Combining wealthy own tales with willing old research, A Queer Capital offers insights into LGBT lifestyles, the heritage of Washington, D.C., and African American existence and tradition within the 20th century.

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