Sexualizing Governance and Medicalizing Identities: The Emergence of `State-Centered' LGBT Health Politics in the United States

@article{Epstein2003SexualizingGA,
  title={Sexualizing Governance and Medicalizing Identities: The Emergence of `State-Centered' LGBT Health Politics in the United States},
  author={Steven Epstein},
  journal={Sexualities},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={131 - 171}
}
  • S. Epstein
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Political Science
  • Sexualities
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