The Gang's All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members
Many people believe that gangs are made up of violent thugs who are in and out of jail, and who are hyper-masculine and heterosexual. In The Gang’s All Queer, Vanessa Panfil introduces us to a different world. Meet gay gang members – sometimes referred to in popular culture as “homo thugs” – whose gay identity complicates criminology’s portrayal and representation of gangs, gang members, and gang life. In vivid detail, Panfil provides an in-depth understanding of how gay gang members construct and negotiate both masculine and gay identities through crime and gang membership… [From Amazon.com]
New York University Press
Gang members, Gay men, United States
Criminology and Criminal Justice | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Panfil, Vanessa R., "The Gang's All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members" (2017). Sociology & Criminal Justice Faculty Books. 24.