Butch queens up in pumps : gender, performance, and ballroom culture in Detroit / Marlon M. Bailey.

"Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to...

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Main Author: Bailey, Marlon M., 1969- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, [2013]
Series:Triangulations.
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505 0 0 |t Introduction : performing gender, creating kinship, forging community --  |t "Ain't nothing like a Butch queen" : the gender system in ballroom culture --  |t From home to house : ballroom houses, platonic parents, and overlapping kinship --  |t "It's gonna get severe up in here" : ball events, ritualized performance, and black queer space --  |t "They want us sick" : ballroom culture and the politics of HIV/AIDS --  |t Epilogue: The future of ballroom culture. 
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