By Yvette Taylor, Michelle Addison
This publication explores alterations and continuations in lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer lives, identities and spatial practices within the twenty first century from worldwide, utilizing a number the way to attach pasts, locations and rules with modern occasions, linking person and social presences (and absences) affectively and materially.
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The people have to feel they belong together, be ready to stick up for one another. But if you go to the public toilets and some gypsies assault you, will the others at the urinals stick up for you? They won’t. Homosexuality itself is not a community, as much as it may get presented as such, these days. To be a part of the community used to equate to belonging and even cultural capital (Bourdieu, 1998; Skeggs, 2003; Taylor, 2007, 2010). Gays and lesbians shared tips, ideas, experience on how to live a day-to-day and fairly common life (even) as a homosexual person, where to look for potential life or sex partners, or how to avoid military service and police raids.
Next the authors decided to study the wives more thoroughly and applied a ‘role in/consistency test’ based on the ‘traditional stereotype of a woman and man’ (Weiss and Zimanová, 1984: 157). This test works on the assumption of binary oppositions between men and women and the necessity of consistency of perceived levels with the self-identified ones of masculinity and femininity in the couple. The authors identified high consistency in masculine and feminine roles in their patients’ relationships; women scored even higher than the population average.
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Queer Presences and Absences by Yvette Taylor, Michelle Addison