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

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 one hundred twenty five years, the ebook explores how lesbians, homosexual males, and bisexuals validated areas in their personal sooner than and after international struggle II, survived a number 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 participants, 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 approach, helped to alter the rustic. Combining wealthy own tales with prepared historic research, A Queer Capital presents insights into LGBT lifestyles, the heritage of Washington, D.C., and African American lifestyles and tradition within the 20th century.

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