Gay Games: Performing 'community' out from the closet of the locker room

@article{Waitt2003GayGP,
  title={Gay Games: Performing 'community' out from the closet of the locker room},
  author={G. Waitt},
  journal={Social & Cultural Geography},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={167 - 183}
}
  • G. Waitt
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Social & Cultural Geography
  • Matters of community, performativity, bodies, space, belonging, oppression, resistance and their relationship to culture are explored in this paper within the context of Sydney's 2002 Gay Games. I begin the paper considering how the everyday meaning and practices of sports produce spaces that are oppressive to many gay men. I then introduce the Gay Games as a site of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, and intersex resistance, established to rupture stereotypes of heteronormativity in sports… CONTINUE READING
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