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Introduction

The engagement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens using the internet displays evidence of social agency, which in Giddens’s terms reveals a “Transformation of Intimacy” in the expression of the personal self within the public sphere.This offers new opportunities for action and coalescence, allowing for the showcasing of diverse sexuality.The internet and the World Wide Web seemingly reveal a patchwork of new social worlds, offering scope beyond the virtual and the disconnected.Whether this is concerned with identity, representation, production, consumption, or self regulation,1 LGBTs are defining new pathways distant from historical confines.