When Brooklyn Was Queer

Author(s): Hugh Ryan
The story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. When Brooklyn Was Queer is an exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. Not only has Brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic errasure of its queer history--a great forgetting. Ryan unearths that history and shows how the formation of Brooklyn is linked to the stories of the people who created the Brooklyn we know today.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Call Number: 306.76 Rya
See Also: Experience The Rainbow: New and Great In LGBTQI Books