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Gay Male Identities, Desires, and Sexual Behaviors

Jeffrey T. Parsons and Christian Grov

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews seminal research and theory regarding gay men’s identities, their desires, and their sexual behavior. First, it discusses the emergence of the gay identity and describes how ... More


It’s Like They Don’t See Us at All: Race and Racism in Gay America

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter analyzes the nature of racism experienced by gay Asian American men in the larger gay community. Racism in the gay community is based largely on beliefs about the desirability of one ... More


Asian Girls Are Prettier: How Drag Queens Saved Us

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores the methods used by gay Asian American men to combat the stigma of race and sexuality. Rather than being passive recipients of dominant racist and sexist discourse, gay Asian ... More


The Forgotten Epidemic

Gerald M. Oppenheimer and Ronald Bayer

in Shattered Dreams?: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307306
eISBN:
9780199863976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307306.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the emergence of AIDS in white gay men in Cape Town and Johannesburg in the early and mid-1980s, at a time when therapeutic impotence characterized the clinical response to HIV in ... More


Neighborhoods and Networks: The Construction of Safe Places and Bridges

Lisa F. Berkman and Cheryl Clark

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the role of neighborhoods in the structure and functioning of networks. It also aims to classify communities as lost, saved, or liberated based on the structure and function of ... More


Postscript

Douglas A. Feldman

in AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034317
eISBN:
9780813039312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034317.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

By the late 1980s and early 1990s, in the United States, most sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) involved in relationships outside their regular partner were routinely practicing safer ... More


Gay Identity and Community in Early Portland

Peter Boag

in Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236042
eISBN:
9780520930698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236042.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the nature of Portland's middle-class gay community as revealed in the documentary evidence of the 1912 affair and of a smaller scandal that occurred in 1928. It also ... More


Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

C. Winter Han

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, White gay man is exalted as the ideal. For gay Asian American men, often viewed by their peers as ... More


Fighting the “Battle to Be Boring”: Marriage as a Portal into the Mainstream

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines how leading gay rights activists staged the issue of gay marriage for mainstream media audiences, and particularly how they developed narratives about same-sex marriage as well ... More


Developing HIV Behavioral Interventions for Men Who Have Sex with Men: Comparing Experiences from the United States and Australia

Mary Spink Neumann, Jeffrey H. Herbst, and Carolyn A. Guenther-Grey

in AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034317
eISBN:
9780813039312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034317.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The histories of the AIDS epidemic in the United States and Australia started similarly, with HIV infection concentrated among men who have sex with men (MSM). Gay communities in both countries ... More


Becoming “Boystown” in Neoliberal Chicago: A Critical Urban Morphology of the North Halsted–Broadway Corridor

Alex G. Papadopoulos

Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague (eds)

in Neoliberal Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040597
eISBN:
9780252099038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040597.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter studies the circumstances under which, Boystown, Chicago’s iconic LGBT community/village, emerged in the 1960s, as well as the changing urban forms and structures that have defined it. It ... More


Responding to a differentiated public

Marian Barnes, Janet Newman, and Helen Sullivan

in Power, participation and political renewal: Case studies in public participation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346681
eISBN:
9781447303053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346681.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers five case studies, i.e. two senior citizens' forums, a women's centre, a youth forum, and a lesbian and gay forum. Each of the case studies focuses on a particular category of ... More


Do You Get Down?: Homosex in the South

E. Patrick Johnson

in Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872260
eISBN:
9781469602677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882733_johnson.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter begins with a definition of the phrase “get down” in black vernacular speech. It has typically been associated with dancing or feeling the “soul” of the music. Contemporarily, however, ... More


Male HomosexualityAnd Seropositivity: The Construction of Social Identities in Brazil

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton

in Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines some recent work on emerging homosexual and gay identities and communities in countries such as Brazil. It studies how these new forms have been connected to the experience of ... More


“Not One Inch”: The Ruthless Politics of Developing an AIDS Community-Based Organization

Douglas A. Feldman

in AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034317
eISBN:
9780813039312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034317.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Local-level politics in the central part of the borough of Queens can get fairly ruthless. As a gay person, the author was concerned with what the disease was doing to the gay community — his ... More


Conclusion: Who Gets to Be Gay, Who Gets to Be Asian?

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This concluding chapter discusses how gay Asian American men are more interested in carving a social space that allows them to address both their gay and Asian American identities simultaneously ... More


The Plot of Suffering

David B. Morris

in Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208698
eISBN:
9780520926240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208698.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

There is no doubt that AIDS has reshaped the postmodern era. No contemporary affliction illustrates better than AIDS how the biology of human illness intersects with cultural practices that ... More


North Carolina & The Problem of Aids: Advocacy, Politics, and Race in the South

Stephen J. Inrig

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834985
eISBN:
9781469602509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869154_inrig
Subject:
History, Social History

Thirty years after AIDS was first recognized, the American South constitutes the epicenter of the United States' epidemic. Southern states claim the highest rates of new infections, the most ... More


Don't Save Us from Our Sexuality

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay discusses the “Gay Plague,” the AIDS epidemic that continues to take its deadly toll in the gay community. The mysterious disease exhausts doctors, baffles researchers, challenges public ... More


N-word vs. F-word, Black vs. Gay: Uncovering Pendejo Games to Recover Intersections

Catherine R. Squireso

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter shows how dominant media stories pitted and ranked one marginalized group (blacks) against another (LGBTQ) by highlighting the anti-gay epithets made by black male celebrities, who ... More


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