“Telling our stories”: Print media interpretations of Moscow lesbians' life stories in 2004 and 2005

  title={“Telling our stories”: Print media interpretations of Moscow lesbians' life stories in 2004 and 2005},
  author={Natasha Bingham},
  journal={Journal of Lesbian Studies},
  pages={120 - 131}
ABSTRACT This article analyzes print media interviews of Moscow lesbians in Moskovsky Komsomolets in 2004 and 2005 using qualitative content analysis. The qualitative content analysis shows recurring and consistent themes: (1) the stereotypes lesbians face; (2) public negativity toward same-sex relations and the impact on their families; (3) the expectations of heterosexuality and all that that entails; (4) the existence of lesbian-only spaces in Russia and the importance of those spaces; and… 


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