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Romancing Dorothy

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  1. Romancing Dorothy By Andy Day Sex, Courtship, and the Politics of Contemporary Gay Love

  2. Focus Historical analysis of gay male courtship over the last 40 years -Platonic, sexual, and romantic relationships -Intricate system of contact and network -Gay space in Transition

  3. Case Studies • CONTACT: Samuel Delany’s Time Square Red, Times Square Blue (1970-1982) • NETWORK: Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center (1982-1992) • GEOSOCIAL INTERACTION: Grindr™ and Online Dating (1992-Present)

  4. Grindr and the Mobile Closet • Networking and the Interpersonal • Redefining Coming Out • The Mobile Closet

  5. In Perspective… • I argue that Grindr and other online networks geared toward gay men have not only dissembled physical borders in interaction, but also have allowed for a reproduction and naturalization of stronger racial and categorical boundaries in desire and communication.