The Hub of the Gay Universe: An Lgbtq History of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond
We're excited about this important new book from author Russ Lopez. Russ links LGBTQ history in Boston and Provincetown and gives you an insider look into the community. Meet Russ at East End Books Ptown on June 2nd at 3pm for a special Ptown Pride Event reading and book signing. The event will be held behind the bookstore at the new Public Park. The Captain's Daughters will be serving tea & other drinks and the LGBTQ Community Center & others will be at the event. This is a special event held in conjuction with the Provincetown Business Guild & the LGBTQ Community Center to celebrate Ptown LGBTQ Pride.
The event is free. We ask that you rsvp your attendance via Eventbrite. The book should be purchased in advance to guarantee a copy. The book will be held for you at the bookstore. You can come get the book beginning April 1st or have it held until the book event. You can also purchase a book to be signed and shipped to you. Purchase the book here
This LGBTQ history of Boston and Provincetown begins with the coming of Europeans to Massachusetts in 1620 and ends with the victory over the referendum to overturn transgender rights in 2018. It includes the many high points of these four hundred years: the torrid romances of nineteenth century actress Charlotte Cushman, the glamorous nightlife of 1950s Boston, the wild times of 1970s Provincetown, and the great outpouring of happiness that accompanied the country’s first same-sex marriages. And it describes the tragedies: murders of trans women and gay men, the terrible waves of repression of the 1920s, and the devastation of the AIDS years. It documents how LGBTQ people have been present in the region at least since the coming of Europeans and how LGBTQ people had developed a political consciousness and were advocating for their rights well over a century before Stonewall. This is an important book for anyone who has lived in or visited this historic city and fabulous resort or anyone who cares about the history of LGBTQ people.
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