Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York City

Love Christopher Street Reflections of New York City These twenty eight original essays by lesbian gay bisexual and transgendered writers include personal stories that span forty years of LGBT life in the Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens and State

  • Title: Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York City
  • Author: Thomas Keith Christopher Bram
  • ISBN: 9781936467341
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • These twenty eight original essays by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered writers include personal stories that span forty years of LGBT life in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, and together create a queer love letter to New York City Chapters in this volume range from personal anecdote to memoir, reportage, history, herstory, and daydream,These twenty eight original essays by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered writers include personal stories that span forty years of LGBT life in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, and together create a queer love letter to New York City Chapters in this volume range from personal anecdote to memoir, reportage, history, herstory, and daydream, as well as tributes to people, places, and events.The essays Silence Death The Education of a Comedian by Bob Smith, An Old Queen s Tale by Penny Arcade, The Isle Of Staten by Michele Karlsberg, Finding Jes s on Christopher Street by Brendan Fay, Dis membering Stonewall by Rev Irene Monroe, Before I Begin by David McConnell, A Bite of the Big Apple by Val McDermid, Irrespective of the Storm by Mark Ameen, My Last Big Addiction by Martin Hyatt, My Family Tree by Amos Mac, The Opera Singer s Pants, and How I Got In Them by Justine Saracen, The Sum of Our Parts by Jewelle Gomez, The Myths of this Place by Shaun Levin, The Voices by Charlie V zquez, As I Stood Frying by Fay Jacobs, Borders, Rivers and Time Gay Gotham Revisited by Shawn Syms, White Angel Pale Blue Eyes by Nicky Paraiso, My Gay New York A Symphony in Four Acts by Aaron Hamburger, The Place I Parked My Car by G Winston James, Bad Boy by Felice Picano, Two Near Water And One Very Quiet by Thomas Glave, Goodnight, New York A Sermon on the Move by Rabbi Andrea Myers, Dearly Beloved by Ocean Vuong, A 1986 Bronx Story by Charles Rice Gonz lez, Perry Street Redux by Christopher Bram, An Interview with Michael Musto by Kathleen Warnock, and Next Year at Sonny s by Eddie Sarfaty.

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    1. A Love Song to New YorkThomas Keith is the editor and commentator responsible for this outstanding collection of essays by some brilliant writers who have shared their various experiences with living in New York City. Keith himself has lived in the Lower East Side since 1985 and has observed the changes since Stonewall in the activity and maturation of the LGBT population whose center of notoriety has moved form Christopher Street to Chelsea. But this is not a history of Christopher Street, as t [...]

    2. Love, Christopher Street is an excellent collection of essays from a variety of LGBT New Yorkers. Its strength lies in the inclusion of multiple LGBT voices from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. Overall it paints a real, moving and eminently readable portrait of New York's LGBT community past and present. Whether one is a part of this community or merely an outside observer, Love, Christopher Street is one of those books that will leaving you thinking - and feeling for days and mon [...]

    3. Twenty eight essays and memoirs from a wonderful culturally and racially diverse group of LGBT wrtiers document the the role NYC hasa played in their lives. A true love letter to the city and one that is recognized by anyone who has ever visited it.

    4. a pretty good book for what it was trying to do. im just not sure it fully represents enough of the the lgbtqia spectrum. was a bit disappointed in the lack of females in comparison to the surplus of men.

    5. Some essays were certainly better than others, but overall paints a beautiful and diverse picture of New York City and the amazing struggles, triumphs, and courage of LGBTQ individuals. Loved it!

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