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Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Susana Peña

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

THE 1980 MARIEL BOATLIFT was a turning point in Miami’s Cuban American and gay histories. My work begins with this moment of cultural collision. It examines discourses about Mariel that both ... More


The Shifting Straight Line

Tom Waidzunas

in The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Sexual reorientation therapies have no basis in scientific fact and have been declared potentially harmful by all U.S. mental health associations. The theoretical apparatus used to examine how this ... More


The Evolution of Dr. Robert Spitzer: The Rise of Gay-Affirmative Therapies, 1970–2003

Tom Waidzunas

in The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696147
eISBN:
9781452953663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696147.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Many depict psychiatrist Robert Spitzer as irrational. However, from supporting demedicalization of homosexuality in 1973 to his ex-gay research in 2003, he has maintained the view that homosexuality ... More


From UMAPs to Save Our Children: Policing Homosexuality in Cuba and Miami before 1980

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In Chapter 1, “From UMAPs to Save Our Children: Policing Visible Homosexuality in Cuba and Miami before 1980,” I juxtapose a discussion of the ways the Cuban state targeted gender-transgressive gay ... More


Obvious Gays and the State Gaze: Gay Visibility and Immigration Policy during the Mariel Boatlift

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In Chapter 2, “‘Obvious’ Gays and the State Gaze: Gay Visibility and Immigration Policy during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift,” I focus on the migration experiences of Cuban homosexual men who entered the ... More


Cultures of Gay Visibility and Renarrating Mariel

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 3, “Cultures of Gay Visibility and Re-Narrating Mariel,” focuses on how the Mariel migration was remembered and re-narrated in subsequent decades. I analyze the intense visibility of one of ... More


Pájaration and Transculturation: Language and Meaning in Gay Cuban Miami

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 4, “Pájaration and Transculturation: Language and Meaning in Miami’s Cuban American Gay Male Worlds,” analyzes the racial, gender, and sexual politics expressed in the linguistic practices of ... More


Narratives of Nation and Sexual Identity: Remembering Cuba

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 5, “Narratives of Nation and Sexual Identity: Cuban American Gay Men ‘Remember’ Cuba,” examines how gay men constructed Cuba through narratives of memory, family stories, contact with recent ... More


Families, Disclosure, and Visibility

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 6, “Families, Disclosure, and Visibility” explores how Cuban American gay men discussed their relationships with biological family or families of origin. I place my research in dialogue with ... More


Locas, Papis, and Muscle Queens: Racialized Discourses of Masculinity and Desire

Susana Peña

in Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665532
eISBN:
9781452946399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chapter 7, “Locas, Papis, and Muscle Queens: Competing Discourses of Masculinity and Desire” is the first of two chapters that examine the meanings of gender in Cuban American gay male culture in the ... More


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