Queer clout chicago and the rise of gay politics politics and culture in modern america stewart winter timothy on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers queer clout chicago and the rise of gay politics politics and culture in modern america. As the first history of gay politics in the post stonewall era grounded in archival research queer clout sheds new light on the politics of race religion and the aids crisis and it shows how big city politics paved the way for the gay movements unprecedented successes under the nations first african american president. Tracing the gay movements trajectory since the 1950s from the closet to the corridors of power queer clout is the first book to weave together activism and electoral politics shifting the story from the coastal gay meccas to the nations great inland metropolis timothy stewart winter challenges the traditional division between the homophile and gay liberation movements and stresses gay . Queer clout chicago and the rise of gay politics by timothy stewart winter in 1924 a chicago postal clerk henry gerber founded the society for human rights one of the nations first gay rights organizations predictably it was swiftly shut down in the early 1950s a chicago nurse shirley willer created a sanctuary network for lgbt . Queer clout chicago and the rise of gay politicsby timothy stewart winterphiladelphia university of pennsylvania press 2016
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