9781613739358-1613739354-The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third-Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Century

The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third-Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Century

ISBN-13: 9781613739358
ISBN-10: 1613739354
Author: Elledge, Jim
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781613739358
ISBN-10: 1613739354
Author: Elledge, Jim
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Elledge, Jim wrote The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third-Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Century comprising 312 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1613739354 and 9781613739358. Since then The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third-Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Century textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.77 or rent at the marketplace.

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A 2018 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Honorable Mention

Lambda Literary Award LGBTQ Nonfiction Finalist


A history of gay Chicago told through the stories of queer men who left a record of their sexual activities in the Second City, this book paints a vivid picture of the neighborhoods where they congregated while revealing their complex lives. Some, such as reporter John Wing, were public figures. Others, like Henry Gerber, who created the first “homophile” organization in the United States, were practically invisible to their contemporaries. But their stories are all riveting. Female impersonators and striptease artists Quincy de Lang and George Quinn were arrested and put on trial at the behest of a leader of Chicago’s anti-“indecency” movement. African American ragtime pianist Tony Jackson’s most famous song, “Pretty Baby,” was written about one of his male lovers. Alfred Kinsey’s explorations of the city’s netherworld changed the future of American sexuality while confirming his own queer proclivities. What emerges from The Boys of Fairy Town is a complex portrait and a virtually unknown history of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States.
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