in Queer beyond London
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In the oral history interviews and discussions, which are the source material for this book, people expressed a strong desire for community and inclusivity among queer people, and between LGBTQ people and others, especially in their local areas. This Epilogue discusses the idea of ‘conviviality’, the everyday pleasure in social mixing enjoyed by people both within their own networks and with other people who are different. It revisits some of the contexts between the 1960s and the present in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people met, partied and made alliances with each other and with people who didn’t identify as L, G, B or T, and across class, gender and racial differences. At times, political differences have caused splits along gender and other fault lines – fault lines which local contexts have both entrenched and bridged


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