I hope you all had a restful and productive Spring break!
For Thursday’s class I posted a powerpoint that the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission created of historic LGBTQA landmarks all around NYC. I thought it would be fun if individual class members could visit any that are in their neighborhood and we could all report back on what we saw. However, I know we’re all pretty busy at this point in the semester, and visiting sites takes some time, so I also posted a short chapter from Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940 by George Chauncey that we can discuss on Thursday (Please disregard the messy handwritten notes on the chapter – I uploaded this from my personal copy). Some of the sites mentioned in the Preservation Commission’s powerpoint correspond to places Chauncey mentions in this work.
I look forward to hearing comments and critiques on this chapter.
See you all Thursday!