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Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... Gay bars provide the stages for queer world-making and are the venues through and against which queer people explore their identities, sexual fantasies, and social relationships. Bars have operated as the medium for the historical emergence of gay male public life in the US. Bars present...
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By Lucas Hilderbrand
Published: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... gay bars gay archives methods queer historiography ...
Published: 05 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027218-025
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2721-8
... Tristan goes out to a gay bar and has a major fight with Bill and Ted. Maine LGBTQ HIV AIDS gay bar ...
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By Lucas Hilderbrand
Published: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... gay bars gay liberation Stonewall riots AIDS queer nightlife ...
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... Drag became a gay bar staple in the 1960s as a shared audience expression of gay sensibility; the relationship between the performers and their fans marked these bars as gay. The terms female impersonation and drag have historically been used interchangeably, but this chapter traces...
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By Lucas Hilderbrand
Published: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... With a focus on the Gold Coast in Chicago, this chapter looks at leather bars as sites of invention. Leather bars attracted men who sought to radically redefine gay male sexuality, to reclaim their masculinity, and to constitute a tribe. These bars emerged as one of the first truly distinct...
Published: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
...Preface<subtitle>Drunk History, or I Just Wanna Hear a Good Beat</subtitle> Thinking about and with gay bars demands negotiating between bars' material conditions (such as their status as businesses and their built environments) and their ideological functions (expressed in advertisements...
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By Tristan Taormino
Published: 05 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2721-8
... Maine LGBTQ HIV AIDS gay bar ...
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... Gay bars have served as gay neighborhood's anchors and beacons as they emerged in the 1970s and after. In the contexts of urban renewal and gay gentrification, conflicts between bars and neighborhood residents revealed classed divisions within the LGBTQ community over the right to assemble...
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... With a focus on the Gold Coast in Chicago, this chapter looks at leather bars as sites of invention. Leather bars attracted men who sought to radically redefine gay male sexuality, to reclaim their masculinity, and to constitute a tribe. These bars emerged as one of the first truly distinct...
Book Chapter

By Lucas Hilderbrand
Published: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... Gay bars have served as gay neighborhood's anchors and beacons as they emerged in the 1970s and after. In the contexts of urban renewal and gay gentrification, conflicts between bars and neighborhood residents revealed classed divisions within the LGBTQ community over the right to assemble...
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... The tragic 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando made it the most publicized gay bar in the world. The massacre there inspired an outpouring of reflections on why gay bars matter and celebrations of Latin nights specifically. These commentaries often negotiated between local...
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... Mary's bar in Houston inspired hyperbole for decades, which made it both literally and figuratively legendary. The bar exemplifies everything a gay bar can be, good and bad: a free-wheeling sanctuary for sexual self-invention and expression, a transformative space for political organizing...
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... nightlife as queer parties instead of the existing model of everynight gay bars. These parties have remained the templates for much of subsequent queer nightlife. The subsequent interlude on Somerset County, PA examines how a rural gay bar figured as the site for contradictory late 1990s politics of gay...
Published: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... lost and to attempts to police the epidemic. The subsequent interlude examines an ad campaign for the Saloon in Minneapolis that indicated a transitional gay male sensibility as AIDS turned from epidemic to endemic status. disco sex clubs bathhouses AIDS New York Minneapolis Mary's bar...
Published: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... nightlife as queer parties instead of the existing model of everynight gay bars. These parties have remained the templates for much of subsequent queer nightlife. The subsequent interlude on Somerset County, PA examines how a rural gay bar figured as the site for contradictory late 1990s politics of gay...
Published: 05 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027218-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2721-8
... Tristan and her classmates deal with having gay people in their hometown, Sayville, Long Island, where there is a gay bar and the ferry to the Pines and Cherry Grove on Fire Island. Sayville Fire Island Pines Cherry Grove LGBTQ+ ...
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... Discriminatory admission practices have been reported and protested at gay bars and dance clubs across the country since the early 1970s. Activists understood such bias as institutionalized, and changing entry practices became activists' primary strategy to combat racism and desegregate...
Published: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7