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LGBT Hampton Roads

LGBT Hampton Roads

Arcadia Publishing

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Throughout its history, Virginia's Hampton Roads region has been a haven for a diverse and migratory population, including individuals who have long embraced same-sex love and fluid gender identities. By the mid-1900s, this region became a leader in developing institutions and infrastructure for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Chronicled by Our Own Press, this period saw a surge of creativity and activism that put Hampton Roads on the national map. However, the late 1980s and 1990s brought challenges with military crackdowns and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, resulting in a devastating blow to the local LGBT community's leadership. It wasn't until the 21st century that a resurgence of networking and engagement helped bring the annual Pride Festival to the forefront at Town Point Park in Norfolk.
  • Product Type: Book, Trade Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Published in 2016
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.3 × 6.5 × 0.5 inches  (23.6 × 16.5 × 1.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.04 lb (0.6 oz; 18 g)
  • SKU010011712 | 9781467116138

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Charles H. Ford, PhD

About the Author

Charles H. Ford

Charles H. Ford, PhD, is a professor of history at Norfolk State University (NSU). He also serves as the director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at NSU and as chair of its history department. In the 1990s, his primary research areas were in 18th-century Britain and the Atlantic world, and he published Hannah More: A Critical Biography in 1996. In this century, Ford has pursued and published—along with his colleagues, Cassandra Newby-Alexander of NSU and Jeffrey Littlejohn, once of NSU and now at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas—a number of projects explicitly dealing with the desegregation of public schools in Norfolk, Virginia.

Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, PhD

About the Author

Jeffrey L. Littlejohn

Dr. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn is an associate professor of history at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Arcadia Publishing

About the Publisher

Arcadia Publishing

For over 20 years Arcadia Publishing has reconnected people to their community, their neighbors, and their past by offering a curbside view of hometown history and often forgotten aspects of American life. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. From the iconic Images of America series and Images of Aviation series to Postcard Histories and so many more, these richly illustrated histories bring to life small town America.

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