Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime

Alex Espinoza

From ancient Greece to Grindr, the underground practice of cruising has changed in fascinating ways, and also not at all.

The thrill of the random encounter, the danger of revealing a true identity, the need and practice persists in societies that are both open and incredibly hostile to the LGBT community. Alex Espinoza has written an intimate and urgent account of the importance of cruising in gay life throughout history and its impact on society and technology. The first of its kind, Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime examines what has until now gone undocumented and unspoken, just like the tapping feet echoing in the men's room at your local department store or near an abandoned building in India.