Download e-book for iPad: A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C. by Genny Beemyn

By Genny Beemyn

Rooted in broad archival examine and private interviews, A Queer Capital is the 1st historical past of LGBT lifestyles within the nation’s capital. Revealing a colourful previous that dates again greater than one hundred twenty five years, the e-book explores how lesbians, homosexual males, and bisexuals demonstrated areas in their personal earlier than and after international conflict II, survived many of the cruelest anti-gay campaigns within the united states, and arranged to call for equivalent therapy. 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 during the Eighties, Beemyn explores the reports 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 ancient research, A Queer Capital presents insights into LGBT lifestyles, the background of Washington, D.C., and African American lifestyles and tradition within the 20th century.

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