Pt. I. Male (Homo)Sexual Practices and Identities in the Early Twentieth Century
Ch. 1. The Bowery as Haven and Spectacle
Ch. 2. The Fairy as an Intermediate Sex
Ch. 3. Trade, Wolves, and the Boundaries of Normal Manhood
Ch. 4. The Forging of Queer Identities and the Emergence of Heterosexuality in Middle-Class Culture
Pt. II. The Making of the Gay Male World
Ch. 5. Urban Culture and the Policing of the "City of Bachelors"
Ch. 6. Lots of Friends at the YMCA: Rooming Houses, Cafeterias, and Other Gay Social Centers
Ch. 7. "Privacy Could Only Be Had in Public": Forging a Gay World in the Streets
Ch. 8. The Social World of the Baths
Ch. 9. Building Gay Neighborhood Enclaves: The Village and Harlem
Pt. III. The Politics of Gay Culture
Ch. 10. The Double Life, Camp Culture, and the Making of a Collective Identity
Ch. 11. "Pansies on Parade": Prohibition and the Spectacle of the Pansy
Ch. 12. The Exclusion of Homosexuality from the Public Sphere in the 1930s. Epilogue: The Strange Career of the Closet.