Before GRINDR: Gay Hookup Cultures in the 20th Century

October 26, 2022
Withers 232A

Cultural perceptions of gay men have changed over time, along with the dangers they faced if their sexual orientation was discovered.  How did men who had sex with men find each other and their communities in cities? In their talk, Dr. Megan Cherry, will examine 'cruising' cultures in three different eras (1900-1945, 1945-1969, and 1969-on) in cities throughout the United States.