African American Sexualities

This entry addresses the important themes and ideas that constitute the scholarship and research in and about African American sexualities with a special focus on African American LGBTQ people. It begins by showing how the roles of theory, family, identity politics, and urban life have helped provide key insights into the sexual attitudes and practices of African American people. This entry concludes by highlighting the broader and continued significance of scholarship and research on African American sexualities generally, and African American LGBTQ sexualities more specifically.

The study of the sexual practices, perspectives, and experiences of African Americans is a broad and varied area of research and scholarship. Research addressing how sexuality shapes the experiences of African Americans has produced key information about the role of race ...

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