Gay bar why we went out

by Lin, Jeremy Atherton,

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Summary
"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.
Contents
The dark walks
The factory
The Adelphi
The windows
The neighbors
The apprentice
The borders.

Additional Information
Subjects Lin, Jeremy Atherton
Homosexuality England London History 20th century
Homosexuality England London History 21st century
Homosexuality California Los Angeles History 20th century
Homosexuality California Los Angeles History 21st century
Homosexuality California San Francisco History 20th century
Homosexuality California San Francisco History 21st century
Gay bars England London History 20th century
Gay bars England London History 21st century
Gay bars California Los Angeles History 20th century
Gay bars California Los Angeles History 21st century
Gay bars California San Francisco History 20th century
Gay bars California San Francisco History 21st century
LGBTQIA+ (Nonfiction)
Nonfiction
History
Personal narratives.
Audiobooks.
20th century.
21st century.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Hachette Audio,2021
Hachette Audio2021
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Jeremy Atherton Lin.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-303).
ISBN 9781549108198
1549108190
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