Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Repository

    Paradox of gay men as tourists: privileged or penalised?

    Hughes, Howard L. (2005) Paradox of gay men as tourists: privileged or penalised? Tourism Culture and Communication, 6 (1). pp. 51-62. ISSN 1098-304X

    File not available for download.


    The belief that gay men are intensive holidaymakers is examined within the context of citizenship and inclusion in society. It is argued that the idea of gays as being economically privileged and as intensive tourists is based on a restricted database. In addition, the tourism patterns of gay men are examined and it is concluded that there are a number of issues that inhibit full participation in this leisure sphere. It is argued that the perpetuation of views of intensive and frequent holidaymaking has had undesirable consequences, including perceptions of gays as "privileged" but also distraction of gays from the pursuit of "equality" in other spheres and the attainment of full citizenship.

    Impact and Reach


    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    6 month trend

    Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.


    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item