Public essays on gay bars

To learn more about my research project Who Needs Gay Bars?, I’ve written the following pieces of public scholarship which are available at the links below:

2018. with Tory Sparks OC’17. “‘We Have a Gay Bar Here.’ You Don’t Need a Coast to be Cosmopolitan,” in Red State Blues: Stories from Midwestern Life on the Left, ed. Martha Bayne. Cleveland: Belt Publishing, pp. 109-114. Reprinted in Literary Hub, Jul. 19.

2017. “Learning from Pulse, Listening to Latinx Queers.” The Society Pages, Jul. 27.

2016. “Before it was Hingetown.” Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook, ed. Anne Trubek. Belt Publishing, pp. 53-58. Reprinted in Belt Magazine, Jun. 15th.

2016 “Post-Orlando Truth For You: Gay Bars Aren’t ‘Safe Spaces.'” Daily Beast, June. 18.


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