Cruising the Cybercottage
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book explores the examples of gay male digital culture and can all be understood as responses to the invisibility and cultural marginalisation many gay men living in British and other Western societies have felt at some point in their lives. It outlines some of the key themes and issues gay subculture has been witness to since the early 1980s. The phrases 'LGBT community' and 'gay community' must be used carefully, not least because they run the risk of collapsing otherwise distinct identities into one seemingly homogenous grouping. The book examines some of the most recent responses gay men have been forming to the overwhelming heteronormativity of everyday life. Finally, it claims that the lives of gay men have always been, in some sense, virtual.