Queer By Choice

Queer By Choice

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Queer by Choice enters the controversial debate of sexual identity by examining choice in gay men and lesbian sexual identity. Drawing on interviews with a sample of 72 people, Whisman analyzes if, and to what extent, choice played a role in determining identity. Contributing factors such as race, class, religion, and educational level are considered. The results of the study are stimulating and often surprising, and contribute to the escalating debates over sexual identity as lesbians and gays continue to soldier for rights and representation.Here respondents invoke the well-established common sense belief that sissy boys, and to a less predictable extent tomboy girls, will mature into homosexual adults. Justinea#39;s anecdote has a mythical quality, like a Mojave a€œbow or burden- strapa€ story (in which a male infanta#39;s attraction to ... Because I wore pants and most little girls wore dresses, and they didna#39;t like to do the things that I liked to do, moreanbsp;...

Title:Queer By Choice
Author:Vera Whisman
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-12-06


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