Breaking the Binary: LGBTQ Book Publishers Changing the Game
"The Gay Metropolis: Gay Life in New York City During World War II" is a book by George Chauncey, a historian of sexuality and professor at Yale University. The book explores the history of gay life in New York City during World War II and the years leading up to it, focusing on the ways in which the war both shaped and was shaped by the city's gay culture. The book examines the ways in which the war brought gay men and women together and created new opportunities for them, as well as the ways in which the war also intensified the discrimination and persecution that gay people faced. It also covers the ways in which the war shaped the broader cultural and political contexts in which gay people lived and struggled for acceptance. The book was first published in 1997 and considered as a classic in the history of LGBTQ+ in the United States.