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  • TitleWhen Brooklyn Was Queer: an author talk with Hugh Ryan
  • Call NumberBCER_0009
  • SummaryJournalist and curator Hugh Ryan highlights the ways in which, for more than a century, the waterfront spaces in Brooklyn supported Brooklyn’s queer community – providing work, entertainment, and anonymity. From Coney Island to Red Hook, the Navy Yard to Brooklyn Heights, these areas offered a sense of freedom and belonging not found anywhere else in the borough. Ryan speaks about his book, When Brooklyn was Queer, in anticipation of its 2019 release, and about the exhibit “On the (Queer) Waterfront” opening in 2019 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
  • Date2018-05-23
  • Formatmoving image
  • Physical Description1 moving image file (1 hr., 13 mins.) : digital, MP4, color
  • GenreMP4presentations (communicative events)
  • CreatorRyan, Hugh
  • SubjectNew York Naval Shipyard ; Gay culture ; Lesbian culture ; Queer studies
  • CollectionBrooklyn Collection Event Recordings
  • PlaceBrooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cite AsBrooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
  • RightsCopyright restrictions apply to the use of this work. For more information or to obtain a reproduction of this work, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.