Downlow Mountain? De/Stigmatizing Bisexuality through Pitying and Pejorative Discourses in Media

@article{Pitt2007DownlowMD,
  title={Downlow Mountain? De/Stigmatizing Bisexuality through Pitying and Pejorative Discourses in Media},
  author={Richard N. Pitt},
  journal={The Journal of Men's Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={254 - 258}
}
  • Richard N. Pitt
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Art, Sociology
  • The Journal of Men's Studies
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