Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics by Timothy Stewart-Winter
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0812247914 | 320 Pages | PDF | 11.2 MB
In postwar America, the path to political power for gays and lesbians led through city hall. By the late 1980s, politicians and elected officials, who had originally sought political advantage from raiding gay bars and carting their patrons off to jail, were pursuing gays and lesbians aggressively as a voting bloc—not least by campaigning in those same bars. Gays had acquired power and influence. They had clout.