Book Launch: 'Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940'
November 16, 2017
Join history professor Julio Capó, Jr. in celebrating the publication of his new book Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940. Amherst Books (8 Main St, Amherst, MA) will host a book launch party Thursday, Nov. 16th beginning at 4 p.m.
Poised on the edge of the United States and at the center of a wider Caribbean world, today’s Miami is marketed as an international tourist hub that embraces gender and sexual difference. As Julio Capó Jr. shows in this fascinating history, Miami’s transnational connections reveal that the city has been a queer borderland for over a century. In chronicling Miami’s queer past from its 1896 founding through 1940, Capó shows the multifaceted ways gender and sexual renegades made the city their own.