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Pink Banana Media Growth and Trends for 2014

Pink Banana Media Growth and Trends for 2014 | LGBTQ Research | Scoop.it
As we enter the new year, we have time to reflect on what worked in 2013. We continue to analyze both our successes and challenges as we continue to develop cutting-edge strategies for companies seeking to reach the online LGBT market.

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Male Sex Work and Society - Available 2014 from Harrington Park Press

Male Sex Work and Society - Available 2014 from Harrington Park Press | LGBTQ Research | Scoop.it
Current interdisciplinary research on male sex work including history, social science, and public health aspects.
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In recent decades, male sex work has emerged as an important area of study, as well as a social activity in its own right. As new ways of thinking and speaking about male sex work have emerged, it is no longer conflated with homosexuality or the female sex industry. Historical and cultural variations in male sex work are now acknowledged, enabling this activity to be understood in complex and dynamic terms, thus challenging older perspectives that view male “prostitution” as deviant and pathological. Previously neglected aspects of male sex work, such as servicing a female clientele (the gigolo) and upper income types of service (escorts), have gained both scholarly and popular attention.

Recent scholarly writing on the male sex industry has largely come from two areas: the social sciences (e.g., psychology and sociology) and the humanities (e.g., history). A range of popular works on male sex work in the visual arts has also emerged, including cinema and literature, most of which has not been accounted for in scholarly writing. For the first time, this work integrates these separate disciplinary approaches in one comprehensive volume.

This book employs an innovative framework that melds scholarly accounts with biographical narratives. The contributors are leading scholars from developed and developing countries—including North and South America, Europe, East Asia and the Subcontinent, Oceania, and Africa. While each addresses the issues from the perspective of their separate fields, their work is integrated through editorial commentary that defines a narrow disciplinary terminology and allows for a thorough understanding of the field.

 

 
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Gay & Lesbian Review Editor Discusses Magazine’s History as a Boston Institution

Gay & Lesbian Review Editor Discusses Magazine’s History as a Boston Institution | LGBTQ Research | Scoop.it

The following talk was delivered at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association conference, which is in Boston this year, August 22 to 25. As editor and founder of The Gay & Lesbian Review, I tried to place the magazine in the context of Boston’s history as a hotbed of GLBT publishing starting in the early 1970s.


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