Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have established gathering spaces to find acceptance, form social networks, and unify to resist oppression. Framing the emergence of queer enclaves in reference to place, this volume explores the physical and symbolic spaces of LGBTQ Americans. Authors provide an overview of the concept of "place" and its role in informing identity formation and community building. The book also includes interactive project prompts, providing opportunities to practically apply topics and theories discussed in the chapters.
Megan E. Springate works in the National Park Service Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education. She currently serves as the National Coordinator for the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration for the NPS. An historical archaeologist by training, she received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1. Making Community: The Places and Spaces of LGBTQ Collective Identity Formation
Christina B. Hanhardt
Chapter 2. The Geographies of LGBTQ Lives: In and Beyond Cities, Neighborhoods, and Bars
Jen Jack Gieseking
Chapter 3. LGBTQ Art and Artists
Chapter 4. Historical Landmarks and Landscapes of LGBTQ Law
Chapter 5. LGBTQ Experiences and Health
Chapter 6. Locating Miami's Queer History
Julio Capó, Jr.
Chapter 7. Queerest Little City in the World: LGBTQ Reno
John Jeffrey Auer IV
Chapter 8. Chicago: Queer Histories at the Crossroads of America
Chapter 9. Activities
Discover Historic Places in the Community
Explore a Place
Record Oral Narratives
Campus Community Pop-Up
Creating and Preserving Community Places in the Digital Age
Complicating Progress Narratives
Host a Historic Preservation Workshop