How do gay men respond to controlling notions of masculinity in society and stereotypes of gay sexuality? This book explores the ways in which gay men in the United States engage in, contest and modify these notions and develop a sense of masculine identity. The book examines the creation of identity through the everyday lives of gay men: their work; home; community; and relationships.

Religion and Masculinity in Latino Gay Lives

Religion and masculinity in latino gay lives
Eric M.RodriguezSuzanne C.Ouellette

This chapter takes a close look at what four men say about how they live life holding a set of identities—gay, male, Latino, and practicing Christian—that others have labeled discordant. Although the gay liberation movement that promoted free gay religious expression is now more than 30 years old, within their communities these men still experience who they are amid a chorus of voices that question such an “unorthodox” combination of identities. The critical chorus that the four men speak about has been described in a variety of literatures. For example, with regard to gay and religious identities, both the Christian right and social science research offer grounds for asking how ...

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