Edited By Elizabeth J. Meyer and Dennis Carlson
34. Multiple Targeted Identities: Intersectionality and the Lived Experiences of Black Gay Males
Literature on Black Gay Males
Multiple Targeted Identities
Intersectionality and the Lived Experiences of Black Gay Males
James M. DeVita & Allison Daniel Anders
In this chapter, we engage the everyday politics of navigating multiple targeted identities using the conception of intersectionality put forth by Kimberlé Crenshaw (1991a, 1991b, 1995), whose work centers around race and the law. The application of Crenshaw’s conception of intersectionality provides for dialogic exchanges about gender and sexuality, as well as opportunities to critique the ways social and institutional power target multiple subordinated identities. We represent Crenshaw’s articulations of intersectionality and apply her conception to research completed with Black male undergraduates who identify as gay.