Stefanie Duguay
This article investigates the relationship between social media platforms and the production and dissemination of selfies in light of its implications for the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Applying an Actor Network Theory lens, two popular visual media apps, Instagram and Vine, are examined through a comparative walkthrough method. This reveals platform elements, or mediators, that can influence the conversational capacity of selfies in terms of the following: range, the variety of discourses addressed within a selfie; reach, circulation within and across publics; and salience, the strength and clarity of discourses communicated through a selfie. These mediators are illustrated through LGBTQ celebrity Ruby Rose’s Instagram selfies and Vine videos. Instagram’s use expectations encourage selfies focused on mainstream discourses of normative beauty and conspicuous consumption with an emphasis on appearance, extending through features constraining selfies’ reach and salience. In contrast, Vine’s broader use expectations enable a variety of discourses to be communicated across publics with an emphasis on creative, first-person sharing. These findings are reflected in Rose’s Instagram selfies, which mute alternative discourses of gender and sexuality through desexualized and aesthetically appealing self-representations, while Vines display her personal side, enabling both LGBTQ and heterosexual, cisgender people to identify with her without minimizing non-normative aspects of her gender and sexuality. These findings demonstrate the relevance of platforms in shaping selfies’ conversational capacity, as mediators can influence whether selfies feature in conversations reinforcing dominant discourses or in counterpublic conversations, contributing to everyday activism that challenges normative gender and sexual discourses.

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Humanika 2016 (https://doi.org/10.14710/humanika.v23i2.13641)
This paper discusses the homosexual practices among students at Pondok Pesantren As-Sakan. By using queer and homosociality theory, the paper will show that human sexuality is a very complex continuum, in which homosexual practices can be manifested ...

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Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Descriptions of the Complete Acceptance of Homosexuality
SAGE Open 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016636432)
Based on the idea that researchers may better understand attitudes regarding homosexuality by focusing on acceptance rather than heterosexism, we utilized an online survey to ask 437 undergraduate and graduate students at a me...

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The Indirect Effect of Emotion Regulation on Minority Stress and Problematic Substance Use in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals
Frontiers in Psychology 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01881)
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals report higher levels of problematic alcohol and substance use than their heterosexual peers. This disparity is linked to the experience of LGB-specific stressors, termed minority stress. Additionally, bise...

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No One Expects a Transgender Jew: Religious, Sexual and Gendered Intersections in the Evaluation of Religious and Nonreligious Others
Secularism and Nonreligion 2017 (https://doi.org/10.5334/snr.82)
While a large body of research has established that there is substantial prejudice against atheists and nonreligious individuals, both in the US and in other countries where nonreligious people are minorities, to date very little research has looked ...

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Being Different with Dignity: Buddhist Inclusiveness of Homosexuality
Social Sciences 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7040051)
Stigmatising homosexual individuals damages their emotional health and quality of life. In particular, those with religious beliefs may additionally suffer from religious discordance due to their sexual preferences. This exploratory research investig...

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Increases in Sex with Same-Sex Partners and Bisexual Identity Across Cohorts of Women (but Not Men)
Sociological Science 2016 (https://doi.org/10.15195/v3.a42)
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PLoS ONE 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146139)
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PLoS ONE 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174981)
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PLoS ONE 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153592)
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Making the invisible visible: a systematic review of sexual minority women’s health in Southern Africa
BMC Public Health 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-2980-6)
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