Title

Behind the shroud of heteronormative silence: Tales of same-sex desire

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2014

Publication Title

Sexualities

Abstract

Indian HIV policy is based on the misguided assumption that most sex in India takes place within monogamous, heterosexual settings. This over-emphasis on the heterosexual transmission of the disease has meant the rise of prevalence in the population vulnerable to non-heterosexual transmission of the disease. This article will place the disavowal of same-sex desire in post-colonial India within a historic context, and go behind the veil of heteronormative silence to tell the stories of sexual minorities, doubly stigmatized by poverty, as they seek sexual gratification in the shadows of Indian society.

Volume Number

17

Issue Number

2022-05-06

First Page

742

Last Page

757

State

queued_for_update

DOI

10.1177/1363460714531266

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