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Identity and Sex: Concurent Aspects of Gay Tourism

  • Monterrubio, J. Carlos
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    The present article aims to contribute to the recognition of two relevant aspects in gay travel; identity and sex. The paper explores the existing published work related to the relationships between tourism, gay men and identity. It concludes that the issue of identity commonly plays a crucial role as a travel reason in gay tourism. Also, it analyses the research evidence to suggest that sex is a frequently-present phenomenon in gay travel. By critically analysing the available research, the paper presents evidence to suggest that both aspects are relevant in the gay tourism spectrum.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25299.

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    Date of creation: 07 Dec 2008
    Date of revision: 19 Mar 2009
    Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 2.4(2009): pp. 155-167
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25299
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