Baby, You are My Religion

Baby, You are My Religion

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Baby, You Are My Religion argues that American butch-femme bar culture of the mid-20th Century should be interpreted as a sacred space for its community. Before Stonewalla€”when homosexuals were still deemed mentally illa€”these bars were the only place where many could have any community at all. Baby, You are My Religion explores this community as a site of a lived corporeal theology and political space. It reveals that religious institutions such as the Metropolitan Community Church were founded in such bars, that traditional and non-traditional religious activities took place there, and that religious ceremonies such as marriage were often conducted within the bars by staff. Baby, You are My Religion examines how these bars became not only ecclesiastical sites but also provided the fertile ground for the birth of the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights before Stonewall.New York: Dramatists Play Service. ... I„ Center for American Progress, http:// (accessed August 20, 2011). ... Al08. Campaign Store. I„ (accessed August 17, 2009). Hite, Shere 1976. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study on Female Sexuality. ... Lance BlackAls Oscar Acceptance Speech Gets Censored in Asian Broadcasts.

Title:Baby, You are My Religion
Author:Marie Cartier
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-09-11


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