Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South
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Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

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Baker explores the 1951 miners' strike in Hanover, New Mexico, in which the Mexican American miners were prohibited from picketing. When their wives picketed for them, leading to a victory for the miners in 1952, the miners' union was forced to consider gender equality in their struggle for justice. Baker also explores the collaboration between mining families and blacklis...more
Hardcover, 570 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by University of North Carolina Press (first published 2008)
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Squash what you THINK you know about many stereotypes about gay black men
(GBM) of the south, this book "BRINGS IT".

While some stereotypes are self-actualized, most GBM inwardly chuckle at
the misconceptions about how they "get down".

I enjoyed this book because it was told from the perspective of several GBM
Who unabashedly describe (some in detail) their own personal experiences
that shaped who they are.

I would recommend this book for an honest look inside the lives of GBM of
Most of the men interviewed, grew up in the South and have remained in the South. But I think the book can be applied specifically to many black gay men regardless of geographical location. An interesting academic exercise...
Oct 18, 2012 Melissa marked it as to-read
I saw E. Patrick Johnson do an informal performance of some of the stories in the book. Really fascinating stories to be sure. Can't wait to read it when I have more time.
Aug 19, 2012 Katheryn marked it as to-read
Adding this to my list after seeing his performance on Friday. Very powerful
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E. Patrick Johnson (Ph.D.) is an African-American performance artist, ethnographer, and scholar.
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