That’s How Homophobia Works

Hiring a contractor revealed the invisible workings of anti-gay discrimination

2007, the husband and I bought a charming townhouse in a 100-year old building in south St. Louis, a part of the City with something of a reputation as a “gayborhood.”

The coffee-shop on the corner? Owned by two gay guys. The one four blocks away? A well-known queer hangout. The guy across the street? Sponsor of a float in the annual pride parade.



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M. J. Murphy

Assoc. Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies, U. Illinois Springfield