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Dating apps and gay travellers: Hyper-local and virtual-physical leisure


Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, Dating apps and gay travellers: Hyper-local and virtual-physical leisure, Conference Handbook in CAUTHE 2018 Get Smart: Paradoxes and Possibilities in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, 05-08 February 2018, Newcastle, NSW, pp. 95. ISBN 978-0-9945141-3-4 (2018) [Conference Extract]

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This working paper informs about the use of gay dating apps within contemporary gay community, and the spatial reorientation stemming from the juxtaposition of physical and digital geographies. These data indicate that gay apps remain a pervasive way of making connections, even in an environment where common homosexuality is a reasonable expectation, and where open self-expression is permitted and even encouraged. This complicates assumptions that gay apps’ emergence was in response to a need for privacy or anonymity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in wider, straight society.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:dating apps, digital space, gay resort, gay travel
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O (Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta)
ID Code:124230
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-02-14
Last Modified:2018-02-15
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