Bury Your Gays and Social Media Fan Response: Television, LGBTQ Representation, and Communitarian Ethics

  title={Bury Your Gays and Social Media Fan Response: Television, LGBTQ Representation, and Communitarian Ethics},
  author={Erin B. Waggoner},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={1877 - 1891}
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