By Genny Beemyn
Rooted in wide archival learn 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 a hundred twenty five years, the booklet explores how lesbians, homosexual males, and bisexuals proven areas in their personal earlier than and after global 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 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 20 th century throughout 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 approach, helped to alter the rustic. Combining wealthy own tales with prepared old research, A Queer Capital offers insights into LGBT existence, the historical past of Washington, D.C., and African American existence and tradition within the 20th century.