Gay Bar: Jeremy Atherton Lin in Conversation with Diarmuid Hester

Gay Bar: Jeremy Atherton Lin in Conversation with Diarmuid Hester

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 13th Jun 2022

 £13

From leather parties in the Castro to Gay Liberation Front touch-ins; from disco at Studio One to dark rooms in Vauxhall railway arches, the gay bar has long been a place of joy, solidarity and sexual expression. But around the world, gay bars are closing. In the wake of this cultural demolition, Jeremy Atherton Lin rediscovers the party boys and renegades who lived and loved in these spaces.

Gay Bar is a sparkling, richly individual history of enclaves in London, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is also the story of the author’s own experiences as a mixed-race gay man, and the transatlantic romance that began one restless night in Soho. Join us as Jeremy discusses the status of the gay bar today, reflecting on the further challenges forced upon queer culture in the past few years, and why the importance of claiming queer spaces remains ineffably vital.

This event will be chaired by writer, scholar and radical cultural historian Dr Diarmuid Hester, whose book Wrong: A Critical Biography of Dennis Cooper was published in 2020. The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A and a book signing. Doors will open from 6:30pm.

Tickets: £13 Book & Ticket, inc. a copy of Gay Bar (RRP £9.99) / £8 General Admission


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2022-06-13 2022-06-13 Europe/London Gay Bar: Jeremy Atherton Lin in Conversation with Diarmuid Hester Jeremy Atherton Lin rediscovers the party boys and renegades who lived and loved in these spaces. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/06/13/gay-bar-jeremy-atherton-lin-in-conversation-with-diarmuid-hester-297187 Foyles,107 Charing Cross Road,,London

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107 Charing Cross Road,
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WC2H 0DT

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