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"Not Straight, Not White"Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis$
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Kevin J. Mumford

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469626840

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.001.0001

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In the Life of Joseph Beam

In the Life of Joseph Beam

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(p.125) Chapter Six In the Life of Joseph Beam
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"Not Straight, Not White"
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Kevin J. Mumford

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.003.0006

Into the 1980s, with the rise of black lesbian feminism, black gay activists too explored myriad lives at the intersection of social difference. Joseph Beam joined the thriving gay community in Philadelphia, worked at the gay bookstore, and enjoyed gay nightlife. Yet he also felt racially isolated, and endeavoured to create a new identity politics and alternative community.

Keywords:   Joseph Beam, Activism, Identity Politics, Gay Rights

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