Corpus ID: 152044319

Sexuality and larger bodies: Gay men's experience of and resistance against weight and sexual orientation stigma

@inproceedings{McGrady2012SexualityAL,
  title={Sexuality and larger bodies: Gay men's experience of and resistance against weight and sexual orientation stigma},
  author={Patrick Blaine McGrady},
  year={2012}
}
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