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Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation

Perry N. Halkitis


The life experiences and sexual identity development of three generations of gay men, the Stonewall, AIDS, and Queer generations, are explored. While there are generational differences in the lived experiences of young gay men shaped by the sociopolitical contexts of the historical epoch in which they emerged into adulthood, and a crisis that has come to define each generation, there also are consistencies across generations and across time in the psychological process of coming out that defines identity formation of gay men, as these individuals transition from a period of sexual identity awa ... More

Keywords: gay identity development, generations, Stonewall, AIDS, Queer, hypermasculinity, racism, sexual behavior, substance use, pride, dignity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190686604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190686604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Perry N. Halkitis, author
Dean, School of Public Health, Rutgers University