This book addresses heteronormativism, a concept that is extremely important for understanding visitors' ability to feel welcome in our spaces. It looks at homophobia and queer identities: the lack of a material culture to represent what is unique about sexual identity in society.
Table of Contents
1.Editor’s NoteKris Morrissey2.Where Are We?John Fraser and Joe E. Heimlich3.The Museum’s Silent Sexual PerformanceJames H. Sanders, III4.Secret Museums: Hidden Histories of Sex and SexualityStuart Frost5.Theorizing the Queer MuseumRobert Mills6.Embracing Our Erotic IntelligencePaul Gabriel7.So, Where Is Queer? A Critical Geography of Queer Exhibitions in AustraliaAndrew Gorman-Murray8.M or F? Gender, Identity and the Transformative Research ParadigmDonna M. Mertens, John Fraser, and Joe E. Heimlich9.Gay and Lesbian Visitors and Cultural Institutions:Do They Come? Do They Care? A Pilot StudyJoe E. Heimlich and Judy Koke10.Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: The Curator’s ViewEdward J. Phillips11.Queer Collections AppearAnne W. Clark and Geoffrey B. Wexler12.Gay Ohio History Initiative as a Model for Collecting InstitutionsStacia KuceyeskiReviews13.The National Museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender HistoryKathleen Condon14.Experiencing the Work of Jeff Wall lore m. dickey15.National Constitution Center Jenny Sayre RambergResources16.Resources for Where Is Queer? Emily Meyer