I published a piece for The Conversation on gay bars and the COVID-19 pandemic. It was interesting to publish something for no pay, but under a Creative Commons license. I was surprised at how many places picked it up, from Slate, Yahoo News, Business Insider, Curve Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer… to … More Shuttered by the coronavirus, many gay bars – already struggling – are now on life support
My undergraduate research assistants and I built a dataset to try to figure out if, where, and why gay bars are closing. The first piece is short, snappy, and open access on Socius. It’s less easy to click to, but the piece has a lengthy methodological appendix that contains the data table and lots of … More Are gay bars closing? Some data.
(Now a piece in JSTOR Daily, the blog of your favorite academic digital library) Stonewall was not the spark that ignited the gay rights movement, despite what you may hear during this year’s 50th anniversary commemorations. The story is well known: how a routine police raid of a mafia-owned gay bar in New York City … More Stonewall didn’t spark the gay rights movement