By Genny Beemyn
Rooted in huge archival examine and private interviews, A Queer Capital is the 1st heritage of LGBT lifestyles within the nation’s capital. Revealing a colourful previous that dates again greater than one hundred twenty five years, the publication explores how lesbians, homosexual males, and bisexuals validated areas in their personal earlier than and after global conflict II, survived the various cruelest anti-gay campaigns within the united states, and arranged to call for equivalent remedy. Telling the tales of black and white homosexual groups and participants, Genny Beemyn exhibits 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 throughout the Nineteen Eighties, Beemyn explores the studies of homosexual humans in Washington, displaying how they created their very own groups, fought for his or her rights, and, within the procedure, helped to alter the rustic. Combining wealthy own tales with willing ancient research, A Queer Capital offers insights into LGBT lifestyles, the historical past of Washington, D.C., and African American existence and tradition within the 20th century.
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