Author Lucas Hilderbrand Discusses His New Book, The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America, 1960 and After
Tuesday, 12/05/2023-, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm
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Author Lucas Hilderbrand’s new book The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America, 1960, will be released on November 21 and at 6:30pm EST on December 5, 2023, Hilderbrand will be live on Zoom and Facebook to discuss and answer questions.
For the better part of a century, gay bars have operated as the most visible institutions of the LGBTQ+ community. In The Bars Are Ours, Lucas Hilderbrand offers a panoramic history of gay bars, showing how they served as the medium for queer communities, politics, and cultures. Hilderbrand cruises from leather in Chicago and drag in Kansas City to activism against gentrification in Boston and racial discrimination in Atlanta and beyond; from New York City to Houston and San Francisco, with Latinx venues in Los Angeles and additional stops in Denver, Detroit, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Orlando, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Texas, Hildebrand artfully demonstrates the intoxicating, even world-making roles that bars have played in queer public life across the country.