Exploring participants' experiences of the Gay Games : intersections of sport, gender and sexuality

  title={Exploring participants' experiences of the Gay Games : intersections of sport, gender and sexuality},
  author={David Johnson Rowe and Kevin Markwell and Deborah Stevenson},
  journal={International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics},
Sport is a social institution that has a considerable impact on the shaping of gay and lesbian subjects. On the eve of the 2006 Gay Games in Chicago and its new rival, the Outgames, in Montreal, this article explores dimensions of participation in such gay and lesbian sports events through a study (based on participant observation and interviews) of their most recent major predecessor, the Sydney 2002 Gay Games. In particular, it points to the centrality to many participants’ experiences of… 
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