Creating a Place For Ourselves by Brett Beemyn
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories

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Creating a Place For Ourselves is a groundbreaking collection of essays that examines gay life in the United States before Stonewall and the gay liberation movement. Along with examining areas with large gay communities such as New York, San Francisco and Fire Island, the contributors also consider the thriving gay populations in cities like Detroit, Buffalo, Washington, D.C., Birmingham and Flint, demonstrating that gay communities are truly everywhere.

Contributors: Brett Beemyn, Nan Alamilla Boyd, George Chauncey, Madeline Davis, Allen Drexel, John Howard, David Johnson, Liz Kennedy, Joan Nestle, Esther Newton, Tim Retzloff, Marc Stein, Roey Thorpe.

About Brett Beemyn

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Brett Beemyn teaches at Western Illinois University
Published May 13, 2013 by Routledge. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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This collection of scholarly essays sets itself the task of uncovering untold stories of gay American history.

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