Queer Street


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on Queer Street

Confused or disoriented, as from a blow to the head. That boxer was on Queer Street after being knocked out in the ring—he couldn't even remember his name! Hold on for a second. Knocking my head against that overhang put my on Queer Street, and I think I need to sit down for a bit.
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Queer Street

Shaky on one's feet. This British phrase originally meant to have fallen on hard financial times. It was appropriated by the American prizefighting community to describe a boxer who, having been knocked down, stands up slowly, and wobbles on rubbery legs while wondering, “Who am I and where am I?”—such a pug is on Queer Street.
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Although our approach has always been to be inclusive, with Queer Street we had been attempting to do something that was more reclaimed for the LGBT community - to say this is a gay space.
Andrew Norris, for the bar's owners, says: "It is denied that the Queer Street name and logo give rise to a likelihood of deception in the minds of the relevant public.
Mr Barton said: "We announced the refurbishment of the bar and are now happy to officially unveil it as Queer Street.
Girl, the queer street punk in Katia Noyes's debut novel, on the other hand, approaches this intrinsic search for home in the reverse, traveling from her frantic life in San Francisco to the lonely heartland of the United States.
Hopefully the excellent Steve Mason and Rob Wright can guide me along the rocky road away from Queer Street.
But using the phrase 'bar food' unfortunately conjures up images of microwaved gristle-pies thrown on a grubby table in a grimy pub in Queer Street.
And this weekend Channel 4 takes us down Queer Street and asks: "Is it only lesbians and gay men who can be queer or can anyone join in?
I've always wanted to become a published writer and to open up an LGBT youth center, with a focus on queer street kids.
It's worth thinking about Wittgenstein because he, a gay man who was arguably the 20th century's greatest philosopher, is one of the many ghosts who haunts McCourt's Queer Street and who seems to have inspired its uncommon, arresting structure.
Jaquie Lawrence, commissioning editor for Queer Street, Channel 4's late- night gay and lesbian programmes, said: "From British television, you wouldn't know what lesbians did in bed.
The disconnect between those of us who were witness to old-school gay society and those who have come to maturity in an age of pride is one of the many subjects of the you-can't-dam-this-stream-of-consciousness prose of James McCourt in his lavishly enjoyable book Queer Street.
But with five minutes to go they surrendered a try to the Scottish left wing, Conan Sharman, and back they shuffled on to queer street.
There are some others, though, who could be in Queer Street if they don't find finance soon.
Queer Street The Rise and Fall an American Culture 1947-1985, James McCourt (Norton, $27.
Engagement with queer histories such as Jonathan Katz's Love Stories: Sex Between Men Before Homosexuality (2001), Graham Robb's Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century (2003), or Mark Turner's Backward Glances: Cruising Queer Streets in London and New York (2004), would strengthen the author's understanding of Whitman and his comrades.