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Postcards from the Edge: Narratives of Sex and Relationship Breakdown Among Gay Men

Damien Ridge and Rebecca Wright

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores some of the complex challenges that are part of the lives of gay men in the early 21st century. It considers two potential experiences in the gay male life course that remain ... More


Introduction

Anna Lvovsky

in Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life before Stonewall

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226769646
eISBN:
9780226769813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769813.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This introduction lays out the book’s three core arguments. Departing from existing histories, this book contends that anti-gay policing at mid-century was a site of profound contestation within the ... More


Plainclothes Decoys and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Anna Lvovsky

in Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life before Stonewall

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226769646
eISBN:
9780226769813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769813.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Focusing on Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, and Washington, D.C., this chapter examines police entrapment tactics against gay men following World War II and the often-surprising disagreements they ... More


Gay Men, Sex, and HIV/AIDS in Belgium

John Vincke, Ralph Bolton, and Rudi Bleys

in AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034317
eISBN:
9780813039312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034317.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

While Belgium is more or less accepting of same-sex sexuality, cases of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation have been documented. Young people still encounter difficulties when coming ... More


Peepholes and Perverts

Anna Lvovsky

in Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life before Stonewall

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226769646
eISBN:
9780226769813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769813.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the use of clandestine surveillance to arrest men engaging in sex acts in public bathrooms at mid-century. Frustrated by cruisers’ systematic codes for concealing sexual ... More


Epilogue

Anna Lvovsky

in Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life before Stonewall

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226769646
eISBN:
9780226769813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769813.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The states’ campaigns against gay life began decelerating in the late 1960s, reflecting a range of factors including newly vocal activism within queer communities, growing controversies over abusive ... More


Aids and the Frightening Future: The Emergence of AIDS in North Carolina

Stephen Inrig

in North Carolina & The Problem of Aids: Advocacy, Politics, and Race in the South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834985
eISBN:
9781469602509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869154_inrig.5
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Glenn Rowand, whose diagnosis, though tragic in its own right, would play an important role in the history of North Carolina's fight against AIDS. Rowand had figured actively ... More


Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Jaime Harker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How could one write about gay life for the mainstream public in Cold War America? Many midcentury gay American writers, hampered by external and internal censors, never managed to do it. But ... More


Rediscovering Our Forgotten Past

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay describes how most histories of the gay movement and gay life in America focus only on San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and other northern and West Coast cities. The South has an ... More


“A Delicious Purgatory”: Sex and “Salvation”

Jaime Harker

in Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on how Christopher Isherwood conceptualized homosexuals as antiheroes yet saints in his own and his friends’ novels. It begins by presenting the link between gay life and “queer” ... More


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