Discophobia: Antigay Prejudice and the 1979 Backlash against Disco

  title={Discophobia: Antigay Prejudice and the 1979 Backlash against Disco},
  author={Gillian Frank},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={276 - 306}
  • G. Frank
  • Published 19 November 2007
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
ON THURSDAY, 12 JULY 19 7 9 , over seventy thousand people converged at Comiskey Park in Chicago for a doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. The stadium was filled beyond its capacity, marking the highest attendance of any White Sox home date in over a decade. Many of these spectators, however, were not there to watch the baseball games. Instead, they were gathered to witness the planned destruction of thousands of disco records during the intermission between the… 

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