Seven most anticipated LGBTQ+ books of 2022 | The Times of India

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The Women’s House of Detention in New York City’s Greenwich Village, from 1929 to 1974, was a nexus for the tens of thousands of women, transgender men, and gender non-conforming people who inhabited its crowded cells. Today, approximately 40 percent of the people in women’s prisons identify as queer; in earlier decades, that percentage was almost certainly higher. In this book, historian Hugh Ryan explores the roots of this crisis of queer and trans incarceration, connecting misogyny, racism, state-sanctioned sexual violence, colonialism, sex work, and the failures of prison reform.

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