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Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence

Darius Bost


From the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, black gay men produced a rich and diverse body of cultural work—poetry, fiction, literary journals and anthologies, magazines, newspapers, performance and visual art—to narrate their experiences with and everyday struggles against racism, homophobia, capitalism, and HIV/AIDS. This book discusses this cultural renaissance, and focuses on activities in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Drawing on literary analysis, archival materials, oral histories, and interviews, the book demonstrates how black gay men used these literary and cultural forms to address ... More

Keywords: black gay men, HIV, Cultural Arts Movement, Washington, D.C, New York City, AIDS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226589794
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226589961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darius Bost, author
University of Utah