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Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

E. Patrick Johnson


Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, this book collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. It challenges stereotypes of the South as “backward” or “repressive” and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners—often in spaces and activities that appear to be antigay. Ultimately, the book validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and sout ... More

Keywords: life stories, black gay men, South, identities, community, friendship networks, storytelling, African American, southern cultures, life partners

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807872260
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807882733_johnson


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Patrick Johnson, author