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By Marie Cartier

Baby, you're My Religion argues that American butch-femme bar tradition of the mid-20th Century may be interpreted as a sacred area for its neighborhood. prior to Stonewall—when homosexuals have been nonetheless deemed mentally ill—these bars have been the one position the place many can have any group in any respect. Baby, you're My Religion explores this neighborhood as a website of a lived corporeal theology and political house. It unearths that spiritual associations akin to the Metropolitan group Church have been based in such bars, that conventional and non-traditional non secular actions happened there, and that spiritual ceremonies similar to marriage have been frequently performed in the bars through employees. Baby, you're My Religion examines how those bars turned not just ecclesiastical websites but additionally supplied the fertile flooring for the start of the fight for homosexual and lesbian civil rights ahead of Stonewall.

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By Marie Cartier

Baby, you're My Religion argues that American butch-femme bar tradition of the mid-20th Century may be interpreted as a sacred area for its neighborhood. prior to Stonewall—when homosexuals have been nonetheless deemed mentally ill—these bars have been the one position the place many can have any group in any respect. Baby, you're My Religion explores this neighborhood as a website of a lived corporeal theology and political house. It unearths that spiritual associations akin to the Metropolitan group Church have been based in such bars, that conventional and non-traditional non secular actions happened there, and that spiritual ceremonies similar to marriage have been frequently performed in the bars through employees. Baby, you're My Religion examines how those bars turned not just ecclesiastical websites but additionally supplied the fertile flooring for the start of the fight for homosexual and lesbian civil rights ahead of Stonewall.

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