GAY NEW YORK: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940
Brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed in the closet, where all gay men were isolated, invisible, and ashamed. Based on years of research, Chauncey describes the saloons, speakeasies, and streets where queer men gathered and the complex prewar sexual culture they inhabited. Photos.
Publishing status: Current
Item #: 2946890