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

By Genny Beemyn

ISBN-10: 0415735297

ISBN-13: 9780415735292

ISBN-10: 0415921724

ISBN-13: 9780415921725

Rooted in vast archival learn and private interviews, A Queer Capital is the 1st background of LGBT lifestyles within the nation’s capital. Revealing a colourful prior that dates again greater than one hundred twenty five years, the publication explores how lesbians, homosexual males, and bisexuals verified areas in their personal sooner than and after global battle II, survived a few of the most harsh anti-gay campaigns within the united states, and arranged to call for equivalent therapy. Telling the tales of black and white homosexual groups and members, 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 in the course of the Nineteen Eighties, Beemyn explores the stories of homosexual humans in Washington, displaying 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 presents insights into LGBT existence, the background of Washington, D.C., and African American existence and tradition within the 20th century.

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