There have been extensive developments in "gay rights" in the past 10 years. This has
prompted the contention that some gay white men are increasingly able to access
privilege at the expense of continued marginalisation for various gendered, raced and
sexual others. Homonormativity describes a process through which gay white male
subjects are increasingly understood as normalised and accepted within existing
relations of inequalities and that this temporality is accompanied by depoliticisation
and tendency towards privatisation and domesticity. I use evidence from 15 in-depth interviews with men drawn from my socio-sexual network in Brighton and Hove, and autoethnographic writings in the form of reflective diary entries and short vignettes to develop a complex and fluid understanding of gay white men’s spatial practices and experiences of privilege.
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