alexa "Semi-straight sort of sex": class and gay community attachment explored within a framework of older homosexually active men.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

Author(s): Chapple MJ, Kippax S, Smith G

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Abstract Gay Community Attachment has proved a significant predictor of successful behavior change among gay-identifying men in response to HIV/AIDS. Related work at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, indicated that attachment to gay community is not a simple issue; rather, complex issues of sexual identity formation, the constraints of social inequality and localized sexual cultures inhibit the process of attachment and, therefore, successful HIV prevention. This paper discusses some of the findings from close-focus (qualitative) research on older homosexually active men which explore in depth the dynamic whereby these men attached themselves to gay community in terms of an analysis of class, generation, and the interplay with self-construction and masculinity. This article was published in J Homosex and referenced in Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

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