Journey back to the queer '60s with someone who experienced it all first hand. Writer, storyteller and queer legend Jay Toole leads folks on a walking tour of the West Village, sharing personal stories and stopping at important places and historical moments along the way. Learn more about the neighborhood through stories about historic lesbian bars, the Women’s House of D (Detention), homelessness in Washington Square Park, the mafia's connection to local gay bars and much more.Themes Covered: Prison, Homelessness, Queer Bars & Queer Bar History, Police Harassment, The Three-Piece RuleSites Covered: Washington Square, “House of D”, Stonewall Inn, 8th Street, Christopher Street, West Side Piers
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On this two-hour walking tour, we'll discuss the people and institutions that have put Philly on the map as one of the most queer-friendly cities in the country (and in the world)! Tour includes:Barbara Gittings, "Gay Pioneer"Alain Locke, Father of the Harlem RenaissanceGay Bookstore, Giovanni's RoomQueer folks in politicsand more!Wheel Chair Accessible upon request.
A queer king, a gay mayor, Marlene Dietrich in Blue Angel, David Bowie in the ‘70s, Audre Lorde in the ‘80s: Berlin has long been a magnet for LGBTIQ icons and allies. From the wild days of the 1920s and the dark days of persecution under the Nazis through to the Cold War. Hear about the club scene of the 90s, the unlikely queer icon Frederick the Great, and the life of the openly gay Nazi, Ernst Röhm. Explore world-famous, Schöneberg, once the central district of the sapphic Berlin, home of philosopher and war journalist Erika Mann, chronicled by painter Otto Dix and writer Christopher Isherwood.Discuss the queer community of Berlin and all the communities it intersects with by visiting Kreuzberg, where as far back as the 1600's, many waves of LGBTIQ and immigrant diasporas have come to determine "nobody flees without a reason".On this tour we accept anyone that considers themselves LGBTIQ, an ally, or who’s just plain interested. Everyone is welcome!
This Fun walking tour takes you over the High Line and through the Meatpacking and West Chelsea neighborhoods to explore history, art, food...and, of course views. Leave with an understanding and appreciation of how the past has shaped the present, and modern New York has re-purposed this history to create something unique for the better and for the worse. Learn the history of the famous High Line. See (and interact with) inspiring al fresco art works. Taste treats from purveyors in the Chelsea Market.Catch views of the Statute of Liberty, the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, and unique NYC buildings while learning how Queer Ecology made this possible.
A man has died. But there's really no mystery in that. His heart failed, that's all. But when Father Brown goes into a room to write down the man's final confession, he is distracted by the strange way in which someone is walking outside his door. From the gait of the queer feet, he deduces all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B.J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harr/000147/bk_harr_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder, madness, and the macabre in Iowa? You've got to be kidding!When most people think of Iowa, their minds conjure up pigs, cornfields, and crotchety old farmers. But ax murders, mass killings, and ghostly sightings - those atrocities are reserved for big cities like Chicago or LA, not a little burg like Villisca, Iowa - population 2,000.People refuse to believe that a hundred years ago, every eye in the nation turned to Villisca, Iowa where eight people were butchered in their sleep by a madman using only an ax. Attention quickly turned to the Reverend Lyn Kelley, "a queer, strange, little preacher man", often accused of window peeping.The police forced a confession from him.Kelley said he was walking by the Moore house when a voice commanded him to, "Go in. Slay utterly". What could he do? He climbed the stairs and slaughtered the children. "Slay utterly. Suffer the little children".Back downstairs, he went into the parent's bedroom. "More work yet. There must be sacrifices of blood". Again, the ax did its work.In another downstairs bedroom, he discovered the Stillinger girls, asleep in their beds. "More work still". The ax resumed its work.Eight people were dead. The ax was satisfied.When Kelley recanted his confession, investigators turned their attention to Senator Frank Jones. Old-timers hinted there had been bad blood between Jones and Joe Moore (the deceased) ever since Moore left his position at Jones’ farm implement store and opened the local John Deere dealership.Another rumor had it; Joe Moore was sleeping with Albert Jones’ wife. But that theory didn’t hold water, either. Reports linked Dona Jones to half the men in Villisca.Detectives developed dozens of others suspects over the years, but none of them panned out. The Villisca Ax Murders remain Iowa’s most famous cold-case file.Gruesome Iowa is a collection of true-life stories - most of them rescued f 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenyon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170066/bk_acx0_170066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book traces how The Walking Dead franchise narratively, visually, and rhetorically represents transgressions against heteronormativity and the nuclear family. The introduction argues that The Walking Dead reflects cultural anxiety over threats to the family. Chapter 1 examines the destructive competition created by heteronormativity, such as the conflict between Rick and Shane. Chapter 2 focuses on the actual or attempted participation of characters such as Carol and Negan in queer relationships. Chapter 3 interprets zombies as queer antagonists to heteronormativity, while Chapter 4 explores the incorporation of zombies into the lives of characters such as the Governor and the Whisperers. The conclusion asserts that The Walking Dead presents both queer alternatives to and damaging contradictions within the traditional heterosexual family model, helping to question this model and to consider the struggle of queer American families. Overall, this study holds special interest for students and scholars of queerness, zombies, and the family.
Contents include: His Hero by Margaret Minor, Jericho Bob by Anna Eichberg King, How We Bought Louisiana by Helen Lockwood Coffin, The City that Lives Outdoors by W. S. Harwood, Queer American Rivers by F. H. Spearman, The Watermelon Stockings by Alice Caldwell Hegan, The ''Gator' by Clarence B. Moore, The Earthquake at Charleston by Ewing Gibson, Hiding Places in War Times by J. H. Gore, St. Augustine by Frank R. Stockton, Catching Terrapin by Alfred Kappes, 'Locoed' by Edward Marshall, A Divided Duty by M. A. Cassidy, The 'Walking-Beam Boy' by L. E. Stofiel and The Creature with No Claws by Joel Chandler Harris.