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By Genny Beemyn

Rooted in broad archival learn and private interviews, A Queer Capital is the 1st heritage of LGBT lifestyles within the nation’s capital. Revealing a colourful prior that dates again greater than a hundred twenty five years, the publication explores how lesbians, homosexual males, and bisexuals confirmed areas in their personal ahead of and after global battle II, survived the various 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 exhibits how race, gender, and sophistication formed the development of homosexual social worlds in a racially segregated city.


From the flip of the 20th century throughout the Nineteen Eighties, Beemyn explores the reviews 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 existence, the background of Washington, D.C., and African American existence and tradition within the 20th century.

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