‘As long as they keep away from me’: The paradox of antigay violence in a gay-friendly country

@article{Buijs2011AsLA,
  title={‘As long as they keep away from me’: The paradox of antigay violence in a gay-friendly country},
  author={Lorena Maria Elisa Buijs and Gert Hekma and Jan Willem Duyvendak},
  journal={Sexualities},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={632 - 652}
}
Considering the tolerant and gay-friendly image of the Netherlands, antigay violence is a remarkably grave problem. By combining a broad survey of Amsterdam youth with in-depth interviews with smaller groups and individual attackers and reviewing recent cases, we conclude that traditional norms of gender and sexuality present in broader society form the breeding ground of the violence. The gay-friendly narrative that dominates discussions on citizenship in the Netherlands – opposing the liberal… 

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