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Queer Clout Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics

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Queer Clout Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics

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University of Pennsylvania Press

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2016

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An important book in gay political history, Timothy Stewart-Winter explores Chicago gay history from the mid-twentieth-century to the 1990s. Arguing that gay political empowerment emerges from urban liberalism, Winter chronicles how gay activism and politics changed over time and how black-gay alliances centered on police brutality contributed to important early developments. Alliances broke down in the 1980s with more conservative Black leaders and a shift in focus among the gay movement away from policing and to job discrimination. In the 1990s gay politics transformed in the context of growing neoliberalism and a right wing turn in political culture.

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Leo Valdes

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Stewart-Winter, Timothy

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