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Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, Resorts, Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, Charles Scribner's Sons, H Chiang (ed), Farmington Hills, MI, pp. 1379-1383. ISBN 9780684325538 (2019) [Other Book Chapter]

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LGBTQ+ resorts are bounded geographical areas that are predominantly occupied and visited by LGBTQ+ persons. They vary in size, density (relative to their general, "straight" counterparts), and services offered. Such areas often contain concentrations of bars, dance clubs, saunas, cinemas, LGBTQ+-only accommodations, beauty salons, and beaches catering to an LGBTQ+ clientele. LGBTQ+ resorts provide a point of community where like-minded people come together and share a feeling of fellowship and common interests, as well as a sense of belonging and solidarity (Vorobjovas-Pinta 2018). Furthermore, LGBTQ+ resorts provide a space where LGBTQ+ people can feel safe from discrimination, bullying, and animosity (Vorobjovas-Pinta and Hardy 2016). Lastly, LGBTQ+ resorts attract people who are interested in romantic relationships and sexual encounters (Melián-González et al. 2011). Historically, many such resorts were known to have spots for outdoor cruising and "recreational sex" opportunities (e.g., the Dunes at Fire Island) (Hughes 2006; Newton 1993).

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:LGBT resorts, gay tourism, houseboys
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:128345
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-09-14
Last Modified:2020-03-24

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