LGBTQ Cleveland

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Cleveland's LGBTQ history exhibits the classic components of a Hollywood blockbuster. At the heart of the story are unforgettable characters—heroes, big and small—united by their vision of a city where everyone stands tall together. Clevelanders bravely went to battle in their quest for equal rights, fighting racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. Unyielding in times of desperation, the community bound together to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic and comfort those left in its wake. A nefarious billboard-maker, an adversarial state senator, and unidentified arsonists played villainous parts promoting a repressive antigay agenda. Epic crowd scenes showcase scores of determined individuals gathered for candlelight vigils, Dancing in the Streets, and the Gay Games, illustrating Cleveland's swelling pride and appeal before a local, national, and international audience.
ISBN: 9781467129213
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 200
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ken Schneck is the producer and host of the award-winning radio program This Show Is So Gay. He is an associate professor at Baldwin Wallace University, where he teaches courses on antiracism, ethical leadership, and creating community-based change. Schneck combed the catalogues of libraries and museums to collect images and narratives that embody the experience of Cleveland’s LGBTQ community; however, the most rewarding gems were unearthed pouring over albums in attics, leafing through old newspapers in basements, and listening to stories at kitchen tables.
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