After widespread neglect over many years, the study of human sexuality has recently come to the forefront of many of the most important debates in contemporary society and culture. This book addresses seriously the issue of how to improve the methodological basis of research into non-heterosexual sexualities, exploring the key question of what different methodological and theoretical uses of intersectionality contribute to our understandings of non-heterosexual sexualities. Bringing together research from the UK, USA, Europe and Australasia, this innovative collection rethinks traditional methodologies, creating new epistemologies and applying new approaches, whilst critically examining key issues, including communities, identities, relationships, sexualities, homosexual parenthood, fostering, civil marriage, and politics. As such, it will be of interest to researchers, scholars and students across the social sciences and health professionals.

chapter |8 pages


ByConstantinos N. Phellas

chapter 1|18 pages

An Overview of Developments in Research Methods Applied to Non-Heterosexual Men

ByConstantinos N. Phellas, Anthony P.M. Coxon

chapter 2|14 pages

Researching Religion in LGBTQ Populations

ByMelissa M. Wilcox

chapter 4|24 pages

Visualizing Experience: Using Creative Research Methods with Members of Sexual and Gender Communities

ByMeg Barker, Christina Richards, Helen Bowes-Catton

chapter 5|24 pages

Sexual Diaries: Theory, Method and Application

ByAnthony P.M. Coxon

chapter 6|26 pages

Linking Social Context to Situational Context in the Study of Non-heterosexual Sexual Experience

ByMiguel Muñoz-Laboy, Richard G. Parker, Patrick A. Wilson

chapter 10|14 pages

Through the Narrow Straits: Researching Homophobia and Sexual Oppression in Cyprus 1

ByStavros Stavrou Karayanni