Bereket, T. Westport, CT: Normal Concurrent with these identity types, a number of cruisers defied the norms of the straight and the nonstraight cultures. Journal of Homosexuality, 47, 1— Implications for sexual interactions. Single Prize for Literature: The cognitive and emotional dissonance, if experienced at all, is compartmentalized so long as the two worlds are kept separate.
Closeted Recognizes feelings and attractions to other males, and acknowledges to self the meanings of those feelings and attractions.
Behind the Mask: The common racial and ethnic origin of all the participants is not surprising given the previous literature on the topic: Late in the evening, [I] cruise the park to find a man to spend the night with. Their sexuality is seen less as a variation of the norm and more as an agitator to the notions of normality.
Some cruisers—closeted, normal, parallel, homosexual, even gay—chose not to reveal their sexuality at work or with friends.