One of the Children

  Foreword
 collapse sectionEditor's Note
 Recommended Readings
  Acknowledgments
  Introductory Note

 collapse section1—  "He's Family":  An Introduction
 Black Gay Men and Gay Black Men
 The Study
 The Ethnography
 collapse section2—  "A Host of Different Men":  The Diversity of Gay Black Men in Harlem
 Gay Black Men in Harlem
 Immigrants in Harlem
 Brothers from Georgia
 Louis and Paul
 Education and Occupation
 The Twins
 Living Arrangements
 The "Boys"
 Herbie and His "Family"
 Darrell the Boxer
 "A Nice Guy"
 Kinfolk
 Church
 The Organist
 A Buddhist
 "An Ordinary Week": Gregory
 Ephraim's Week
 Summary
 collapse section3—  "One Big Family":  Community and the Social Networks of Gay Black Men
 Social Networks
 Willis and Son
 Byron's Family
 Cleveland's Buddies
 "Miss Donny"
 Louis's Kith and Kin
 Community Organization
 Fictive Kin
 Community as "Family"
 Summary
 collapse section4—  "Close to Home":  The Organization of the Gay Scene in Harlem
 The Gay Bars
 Mickey's Place
 Pete's Paradise
 Other Bars and Clubs
 Mary's Lounge
 Card Games
 Ambrose's Card Party
 Major Social Events
 The Dance
 The Boat Ride
 The Drag Ball
 Private Parties
 Roly's Birthday Bash
 The Changing Scene
 Summary
 collapse section5—  "Different from Other Colors":  Black Culture and Black Identity
 Harlem and Black Culture
 Socialization
 Skin Color
 Class
 Women
 The Black Family
 The Black Church
 Black History
 Africa
 The South
 Folklore
 Role Models
 Expressive Culture
 "Being Black": Summary
 collapse section6—  "Gay Is Lovin' Men":  Gay Identity in Harlem
 Being Gay
 Socialization and Coming Out
 Cruising
 Gender
 Performance Culture
 Verbal Expression
 "Tea"
 The Scene
 Other Gay Activities
 Gay History
 Gay Folklore
 Homophobia
 Racism
 Summary
 collapse section7—  "Different to Other Men":  The Meaning of Sexuality for Gay Black Men
 Into the Life: Gay Socialization
 Sexual Behavior
 Challenging Sexual Typologies
 Sexuality and Social Status
 Summary
 collapse section8—  "This Epidemic Thing":  Gay Black Men and AIDS in Harlem
 Knowledge and Belief about AIDS
 AIDS in Harlem
 "Risky Business"
 AIDS and Discrimination
 AIDS and the Gay Black Community
 Caregiving
 Bereavement
 The Impact
 Issues for Identity
 Summary
 collapse section9—  "One of the Children":  Being a Gay Black Man in Harlem
 Being Gay and Black
 Conclusion

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 collapse sectionNotes
 1— "He's Family": An Introduction
 2— "A Host of Different Men": The Diversity of Gay Black Men in Harlem
 3— "One Big Family": Community and the Social Networks of Gay Black Men
 4— "Close to Home": The Organization of the Gay Scene in Harlem
 5— "Different from Other Colors": Black Culture and Black Identity
 6— "Gay Is Lovin' Men": Gay Identity in Harlem
 7— "Different to Other Men": The Meaning of Sexuality for Gay Black Men
 8— "This Epidemic Thing": Gay Black Men and AIDS in Harlem
 9— "One of the Children": Being a Gay Black Man in Harlem
  References
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