This dialogue overviews the scholarly importance of Kath Weston’s 1995 essay “Get Thee to a Big City: Sexual Imaginary and the Great Gay Migration.” Situating the article within its historical moment and tracing its influence across contemporary queer theory and its subfields, our conversation finds that Weston facilitated new avenues for considering matters of sexual geography, regionalism, and metronormativity for a wide variety of queer subject-positions. Discussing the article’s use of earlier media as it now relates to twenty-first-century technologies, we find that Weston successfully captured geographic potentials and anxieties that continue well into the present day for queers and their diverse spatial coordinations.

The text of this article is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.