Title

Passings

Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-7291-5056

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

The author, a heterosexual woman, and Gordon Bernstein, a gay man, have been friends and research collaborators since 1995. In 2004, the author accompanied Gordon on a trip to his hometown of Philadelphia to conduct fieldwork and interview family members. This project ethnographically explored personal and relational opportunities and challenges associated with coming out in a family system defined by avoidant communication, hegemonic masculinity, and terminal illness.

Publication Title

Qualitative Inquiry

ISSN

10778004

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800409350697