Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-7291-5056

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

At the 2005 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, the author delivered a poem and slide show, “The State of Unions: Activism (and In-Activism) in Decision 2004.” The performance processed the election in the context of her research community, a network of gay male friends—marginalized by sexual orientation but privileged by sex, gender expression, race, class, and education. Audience members offered mixed responses, some praising its provocative content, others criticizing the author’s position and tone, which some perceived as hostile, even as “gay bashing.”

Publication Title

Qualitative Inquiry

ISSN

10778004

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800408318423