A Queer Capital

Author(s): 
Beemyn, Genny
ISBN: 
9780415735292
Date published: 
November 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£24.99

Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and after World War II, survived some of the harshest anti-gay campaigns in the U.S., and organized to demand equal treatment.