Queen's Circle book
Queen’s Circle Book
After two years of conducting interviews with San Diego’s drag queens, dykes, madames, leather daddies, police officers...
After two years of conducting interviews with San Diego’s drag queens, dykes, madames, leather daddies, police officers, defense lawyers, health officials, adult actors, politicians, and park rangers about cruising culture in Balboa Park, we are now transforming Queen’s Circle stories into a book!
We are working closely with designer and artist Marina Grize to produce a text that sensitively transcribes the stories of the surveillance, management, and celebration of brick and mortar LGBTQ hookup culture. We feel this project is important because though Queen’s Circle stories are rooted in Balboa Park, San Diego, they speak to larger social patterns of the joys and challenges of finding intimacy when it was illegal to be gay in the U.S.
This project is made possible with support from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation