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The Newark Experience

What Does That Mean?

"Nobody Don't Really Know What That Mean": Understandings of "Queer" among Urban LGBTQ Young People of Color"
Vanessa R. Panfil. Journal of Homosexuality May 28, 2019, pp. 1-23.
"Drawing from in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 40 urban LGBTQ young people of color in Newark, New Jersey, I explore their uses, understandings, and meanings of queer." Rutgers-restricted Access

Queer Newark

Queer Newark
Timothy Stewart-Winter and Whitney Strub
"An examination of the often overlooked queer history of Newark, New Jersey." A scholarly discussion in, "the major, educational, public history website documenting the LGBTQ+ US past."

Queer Newark Oral History Project

A Community's Response to the Problem of Invisibility: The Queer Newark Oral History Project
Darnell L. Moore QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 1(2), Summer 2014, pp.1-14. Rutgers-restricted Access
Queer Newark Oral History Project
Includes video interviews, with transcripts, of LGBTQ individuals associated with Newark, as well as a rich collection of resources including an extensive Queer Newark Bibliography and a History of Queer Club Spaces in Newark.
At Home in Newark: Stories From the Queer Newark Oral History Project
Audio files (along with transcripts) from an exhibit (2017-2018) curated by students in Dr. Mary Rizzo's American Studies and History class, "Place, Community and Public Humanities" at Rutgers University-Newark.
At Home in Newark: Stories From the Queer Newark Oral History Project
Leo Valdez. New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal6(1), January 2020
Review of the November 2019 exhibit at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Newark After Dark

Newark After Dark: Sex Work, Gay Bars, Porn Theaters, and the Archives of Illicit Sexuality
Presentation by Rutgers historian Whitney Strub, October 26, 2021. Sponsored by the Newark History Society and NJPAC.

Pride Guide

Pride Guide: United We Stand
16th Annual Newark LGBTQ Pride Festival program. 2022.

Interactions with Police

Stonewalling in the Brick City: Perceptions of and Experiences with Seeking Police Assistance among LGBTQ Citizens
Danielle M. Shields. Social Sciences 10(1), 2021, pp.16-
Analyzes responses of 12 focus groups of Newark LGBTQ participants (N = 98) to examine the circumstances in which LGBTQ people would seek assistance from the police, when they would avoid doing so, and their justifications for avoiding or contacting the police.

Marriage as a Priority

"What's the Matter with Newark?: Race, Class, Marriage Politics, and the Limits of Queer Liberalism"
Arlene Stein. IN Marrying Kind? : Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement. Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor, eds. University of Minnesota Press, 2013, pp.39-65. Rutgers-restricted Access

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