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"Not Straight, Not White" – Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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"Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Kevin J. Mumford


A historical study of black gay activism and identities from the 1950s to the present based on research in printed and archival sources. It examines both the construction of racism and homophobia and the gradual mobilization by black gay men against oppression. To do so it surveys shifting representations in magazines, newspapers, film, pornography, and analyses the ways in which black gay men succumbed to and resisted negative stereotypes. In the era of civil rights, James Baldwin and Bayard Rustin spoke out for social justice, as well as critiqued some tenets of the new black power ideology. ... More

Keywords: African American, Gay and Lesbian, Civil Rights, Gay Liberation, Racism, Homophobia, Activism, Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469626840
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin J. Mumford, author