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Questioning the inclusivity of events: the queer perspective


Ong, F and Lewis, C and Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, Questioning the inclusivity of events: the queer perspective, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29, (11-12) pp. 2044-2061. ISSN 0966-9582 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09669582.2020.1860072


Event programmes are typically designed with a target audience in mind, and such design can inherently signal inclusion or exclusion of marginalised segments. This is particularly the case for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) individuals, whose sexual and gender identities position them as an invisible minority on the periphery of society. Given the role of events in building community spirit, it is essential to ensure all members of a community feel able to participate in order to create a sense of belonging, fulfilling Sustainable Development Goals of inclusivity in community. Through the lens of Social Dominance Theory and in pursuit of equality for LGBTIQ+ communities, in-depth interviews were conducted with sexually diverse (queer) participants to explore their perceptions of inclusivity at community events. This study explored how elements of an event could serve to enhance or attenuate prejudice, and therefore influence the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ communities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:non-heterosexual, LGBTIQ+, tourism, queer, inclusivity, events
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Impacts of tourism
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:148837
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-02-16
Last Modified:2022-03-30

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