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

By Genny Beemyn

Rooted in large archival examine 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 a hundred twenty five years, the booklet explores how lesbians, homosexual males, and bisexuals confirmed areas in their personal ahead of and after global battle 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 20 th century in the course of the Nineteen 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 approach, helped to alter the rustic. Combining wealthy own tales with willing ancient research, A Queer Capital presents insights into LGBT existence, the heritage of Washington, D.C., and African American existence and tradition within the 20th century.

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