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The Golden Age of Gay Night Life: Executing Beauty and also Deviance in Los Angeles and also West Hollywood, 1966– 2013

The last five years noted the golden era of gay night life as bars and clubs functioned as the key social venues for marginalized gay males as well as lesbians in Los Angeles.alexandria gay bar The performance stages within these rooms came to be cinemas for drag queens, actors and also other entertainers to talk to the values and also struggles of their target markets, while the dancing floors provided patrons accredit to symbolize the meaning of songs as well as to renew themselves with improvisated movement. These services nurtured brand-new subcultures like disco duplicates, lipstick lesbians, fetish queers, and also queer punks that stood for interventions in gay and lesbian identities. Via interviews, periodicals and also extant club artefacts, I rebuild the stories of these entertainments not only to establish the heritage of their musicians and also entrepreneurs, however also to subject the mechanism through which gay night life has actually transformed sexual standards as well as popular culture in the United States.

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