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Identities and Place: Changing Labels and Intersectional Communities of LGBTQ and Two-Spirit People in the United States

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Identities and Place

Changing Labels and Intersectional Communities of LGBTQ and Two-Spirit People in the United States

Edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate

306 pages, 17 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-479-7 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (November 2019)

eISBN 978-1-78920-480-3 eBook

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Identities and Place: Changing Labels and Intersectional Communities of LGBTQ and Two Spirit People in the United States is a strong and much needed volume that brings together the scholarly, preservationist, architectural, and activist voices. With a focus on the co-construction of place and identity, the authors explicate how a wide-range and variation of LGBTQ people have shaped the US and its history.” • Jack Gieseking, University of Kentucky


With a focus on historic sites, this volume explores the recent history of non- heteronormative Americans from the early twentieth century onward and the places associated with these communities. Authors explore how queer identities are connected with specific places: places where people gather, socialize, protest, mourn, and celebrate. The focus is deeper look at how sexually variant and gender non-conforming Americans constructed identity, created communities, and fought to have rights recognized by the government. Each chapter is accompanied by prompts and activities that invite readers to think critically and immerse themselves in the subject matter while working collaboratively with others.

Katherine Crawford-Lackey is a PhD candidate in public history at Middle Tennessee State University. She currently serves as a contractor with the National Park Service. Her research focuses on public commemoration and place-based history. She recently co-authored an article with Barbara Little, “Exploring American Places with the Discovery Journal: A Guide to Co-Creating Meaningful Interpretation” (The George Wright Forum).

Megan E. Springate works in the National Park Service Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education. She currently serves as the National Coordinator for the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration for the NPS. Her edited volume, LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History (National Park Foundation and National Park Service, 2016) was awarded the 2018 Paul E. Buchanan Award by the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Subject: Archaeology General Cultural Studies
Area: North America


List of Illustrations

Katherine Crawford-Lackey


Chapter 1. A Note About Intersectionality, LGBTQ Communities, History, and Place
Megan E. Springate

Chapter 2. Making Bisexuals Visible
Loraine Hutchins

Chapter 3. Sexual and Gender Diversity in Native America and the Pacific Islands
Will Roscoe

Chapter 4. Transgender History in the United States and the Places That Matter
Susan Stryker

Chapter 5. Remembering Asian Pacific American Activism in Queer History
Amy Sueyoshi

Chapter 6. Latina/o Gender and Sexuality
Deena J. González and Ellie D. Hernández

Chapter 7. “Where We Could Be Ourselves”: African American LGBTQ Historic Places and Why They Matter.
Jeffrey A. Harris


Katherine Crawford-Lackey
     Defining Your Identity
     Explore a Place
     Discussion Question: The Impact of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage
     Families of Choice
     Exploring Intersectionality
     Create a Toolkit: Talking about the “Tough Stuff” in History
     Essay Prompt: Transgender Identities
     Studying Identity Through Objects

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