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

By Genny Beemyn

Rooted in wide archival learn and private interviews, A Queer Capital is the 1st background of LGBT existence 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 tested areas in their personal ahead of and after international conflict 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 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 in the course of the 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 procedure, helped to alter the rustic. Combining wealthy own tales with prepared ancient research, A Queer Capital presents insights into LGBT existence, the background of Washington, D.C., and African American lifestyles and tradition within the 20th century.

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