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Leisure for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people can be understood in terms of gay commercial spaces. These spaces have long offered respite from heterosexual worlds, and for some they still do. However, studies of leisure are increasingly recognizing that we need to take into account mundane/boring leisure activities that LGBT people partake in, and also recognize that not all heterosexual space is hostile.

Leisure is a broad subject area and has many different definitions. For the purposes of this entry, leisure is defined as activities and spaces outside of paid employment. This is problematic when we think about gay people’s leisure, because for some, being paid to work in gay/queer/LGBT spaces might also be leisure. Nonetheless, it enables an examination of key leisure sites ...

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