Boystown: Sex and Community | Unabridged Bookstore | Literary Events | Chicago Reader

Boystown: Sex and Community Agenda Free Recommended Image

When: Thu., March 9 2017

Nowadays, it's strange to remember that it wasn't that long ago when gay men who wanted to be out and proud—who wanted to dance and flirt and fuck without facing violence or death threats or worse from the straight community—had to seek safety in numbers and hide out in their own rainbow-colored ghettos. But we live in a kinder age, where Lady Gaga can sing "Born This Way" during the Super Bowl halftime show, same-sex couples can get married, and even straight boys can dance at Roscoe's. We should be past the need for "gayborhoods," as Amin Ghaziani argued in his influential 2014 book There Goes the Gayborhood. Don't areas like Boystown, fun as they are, only remind us of the bad old days? Continue reading >>

Tags

Add a review

Rating

Select a star to rate.