Long Live Queer Nightlife: How the Closing of Gay Bars Sparked a Revolution

It’s closing time for an alarming number of gay bars in cities around the globe—but it’s definitely not the last dance


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Published (US):
Mar 26, 2024
Published (UK):
Mar 19, 2024
6.13 x 9.25 in.
25 b/w illus. 3 tables. 2 maps.
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In this exhilarating journey into underground parties, pulsating with life and limitless possibility, acclaimed author Amin Ghaziani unveils the unexpected revolution revitalizing urban nightlife.

Far from the gay bar with its largely white, gay male clientele, here is a dazzling scene of secret parties—club nights—wherein culture creatives, many of whom are queer, trans, and racial minorities, reclaim the night in the name of those too long left out. Episodic, nomadic, and radically inclusive, club nights are refashioning queer nightlife in boundlessly imaginative and powerfully defiant ways.

Drawing on Ghaziani’s immersive encounters at underground parties in London and more than one hundred riveting interviews with everyone from bar owners to party producers, revelers to rabble-rousers, Long Live Queer Nightlife showcases a spectacular, if seldom-seen, vision of a queer world shimmering with self-empowerment, inventiveness, and joy.

Amin Ghaziani on Long Live Queer Night Life

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