Sweet Tea by E. Patrick Johnson
Black Gay Men of the South (Caravan Book)

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Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive" and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners--often in spaces and activities that appear to be antigay. Ultimately, Sweet Tea validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.

About E. Patrick Johnson

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E. Patrick Johnson is chair, director of graduate studies, and professor in the Department of Performance Studies and professor of African American studies at Northwestern University.
Published September 15, 2008 by The University of North Carolina Press. 584 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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