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INDEX
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act-up, 45–46
African American studies. See Black
studies
Baker, Houston, 4 n.3, 100, 200–201
Baldwin, James, 9, 272, 276; and peda-
gogy, 276, 280–81; on sexuality, 72,
76–77, 277; and witnessing, 280–81.
See also Giovanni’s Room; Go Tell It
on the Mountain; ‘‘Male Prison, The’’;
‘‘Preservation of Innocence’’
Baraka, Amiri, 75–76
Bentzen, Conrad, 57–58
Black church: and aids, 35; and
homosexuality, 144 (see also Quare
studies)
Black Is . . . Black Ain’t, 141–47
Black lesbians: and film, 11, 213, 218–19;
and literature, 14, 289; as subject posi-
tion, 213, 220; and visibility, 213, 217–
19, 221, 290
Black Power movement, 3
Black queer studies, 91, 98; definition of,
89 n. 26; and diaspora studies, 91
Black Queer Studies in the Millennium
conference, x, xi, 1, 87 n.8, 266, 273
Black queer theory, 95
Black studies: and black women, 3; his-
tory of, 3, 85, 93; and homosexuality, 4;
and lesbianism, 4; and queer studies,
6, 86, 113; and sexuality, 112, 113, 296
Boys in the Band, The, 236
Butler, Judith, 22, 129, 136
Carby, Hazel, ix
Castle, Terry, 186–87 n.21
Champagne, John, 131–35
Chauncey, George, 178–79
Chasing Amy, 237
Civil Rights movement, 3, 5; and
homophobia, 4; and sexism, 4
Class: and gender, 34; and queer theory,
34; and race, 34, 134–35
Closet, the: coming out of, 179–80, 199–
203, 277–79; as epistemology, 161, 171–
72, 279; as raceless paradigm, 11, 176.
See also Outing
Collins, Patricia Hill: and controlling
images, 235
Combahee River Collective, 26, 291
Crenshaw, Kimberlé: and intersec-
tionality, 44
Crying Game, The, 237
Davis, Angela, 4, 143
Diamond, Elin, 137
Diaspora, 92, 94, 97, 145
Discrimination: definition of, 190;
and gay marriage, 191; and hetero-
sexual privilege 191–206
Disidentification: definition of,
139
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