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Gay bar : why we went out / Jeremy Lin Atherton.

Author/creator Lin, Jeremy Atherton author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York ; London : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.
Copyright Notice ©2021
Descriptionix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents The dark walks -- The factory -- The Adelphi -- The windows -- The neighbors -- The apprentice -- The borders.
Abstract "Strobing lights and dark rooms, drag queens on counters, first kisses, last call; the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression. Now they are closing, a cultural demolition that has Jeremy Atherton Lin wondering: Could this spell the end of gay identity as we know it? In prose as exuberant as a hit of poppers and dazzling as a disco ball, the author embarks on a transatlantic tour of the hangouts that marked his life, with each club, pub and dive revealing itself to be a palimpsest of queer history. Gay Bar time-travels from Hollywood nights in the 1970s to a warren of cruising tunnels built beneath London in the 1770s; from chichi bars in the wake of AIDS to today's fluid queer spaces; through glory holes, into Crisco-slicked dungeons and down San Francisco alleys. Atherton Lin charts police raids and riots, posing and passing out--and a chance encounter one restless night that would change his life forever. The journey that emerges is an inquiry into the link between place and identity, inviting us to go beyond Stonewall and enter the underground"-- Adapted from book jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 285-303).
Issued in other formOnline version: Lin, Jeremy Atherton. Gay bar. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021 9780316458740
Genre/formPersonal narratives.
Genre/formPersonal narratives.
LCCN 2020940570
ISBN9780316458733 (hardcover)
ISBN0316458732 (hardcover)

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Joyner General Stacks HQ76.3 .G72 L656 2021 ✔ Available Place Hold