Throughout my childhood and into my adolescence, I became accustomed to not making sense. Having a growing awareness of not being straight enough, involved me rethinking ‘I’ in relation to the wider communities in which I sought belonging. I am conscious how I am/was often perceived as being “too gay” which invariably means being “too queeny”, “too flamboyant”, “too camp”: “too visible”. The “too much” rhetoric habitually performs the disciplining rituals of a heterosexualising culture and discourse, one in which ” the widespread notion that heterosexuality is normal and that everything that is not heterosexual is somehow aberrant …” (Tierney, 1997, p. 39).
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Vicars, M. (2012). People Like US. In: Azzopardi, A., Grech, S. (eds) Inclusive Communities. Studies in Inclusive Education, vol 16. SensePublishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-849-0_5
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