Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South

Rebels Rubyfruit and Rhinestones Queering Space in the Stonewall South While Scarlett O Hara may resemble a drag queen and Mardi Gras inspires camp than a gay pride parade the American South also boasts a rich authentic and transgressive gay and lesbian history In thi

  • Title: Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South
  • Author: James T. Sears
  • ISBN: 9780813529646
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • While Scarlett O Hara may resemble a drag queen, and Mardi Gras inspires camp than a gay pride parade, the American South also boasts a rich, authentic and transgressive gay and lesbian history In this chatty, free ranging cultural survey, Sears Growing Up Gay in the South presents a vivid kaleidoscope of the s and political activities of many gay Southerners fWhile Scarlett O Hara may resemble a drag queen, and Mardi Gras inspires camp than a gay pride parade, the American South also boasts a rich, authentic and transgressive gay and lesbian history In this chatty, free ranging cultural survey, Sears Growing Up Gay in the South presents a vivid kaleidoscope of the s and political activities of many gay Southerners following the 1969 Stonewall riots and leading up to the 1979 march on Washington Sears unspools this history through portraits of activists and community organizers including Merril Mushroom, Jack Nichols, Lige Clark, Vicki Gabriner, Minnie Bruce Pratt and Sgt Leonard Matlovitch who helped shape the social and political climate below the Mason Dixon line and often in the rest of the country While giving a nod to historic events like Anita Bryant s Save Our Children campaign, Sears focuses closely on obscure but important local political events, like the founding of the lesbian journal Sinister Wisdom, the emergence of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance and community response to a deadly firebombing that killed 31 patrons in a New Orleans bar in the mid 1970s Sears s multifaceted approach pays off when he sketches such relatively unknown players as comedian Ray Bourbon and radical fairy Faygele ben Miriam, and he conveys well the complexity and intensity of the political activity of the decade While not as historically conclusive or theoretically astute as John Howard s masterful Men Like That 2000 , Sears provides a panoply of emotionally riveting snapshots that aptly portray Southern gay experience in the 1970s Bw photos.

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