Title“I Kick It to Both, but not in the Street” Behaviorally Bisexual Latino Men, Gender, and the Sexual Geography of New York City Metropolitan Area
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
Authorsñoz-Laboy, M, Severson, N, Garcia, J, Parker, RG, Wilson, P
JournalMen and Masculinities
Volume1131
Pagination1097184X1769503
Date PublishedJan-01-2017
ISSN1097-184X
Abstract
 

This article examines how behaviorally bisexual Latino men negotiate, modify, and perform their gender within distinct social spheres. An analysis was made of 148 sexual histories of Latino men aged eighteen to sixty, from a cross-sectional, multiyear study in New York City. A familial sphere of gender norm negotiation was sharply contrasted with conformity to elements of dominant or hegemonic forms of masculinity performed on streets of neighborhoods of residence. Rather than a strict dichotomy, our participants revealed a spectrum of masculine representations that worked to manage the risk of nonheterosexual stigma. Participants adopted variable configurations of masculinity to reconcile the plurality of their sexual practices, distinct social spaces, and socially sanctioned gender norms.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1097184X17695036
DOI10.1177/1097184X17695036
Short TitleMen and Masculinities