Index
Abreu, Diego, 126–31, 162–64
Acosta, Katie, 246n7
activo/pasivo, 181, 185, 189–91, 198,
273n12, 274n13. See also bugarrones
Acuña, Javier, 169; background and
overview of, 24–25; on Dominicans,
75–76; family and relatives, 24–26,
28, 169; preferences of, in sexual
practices, 177–80, 199; return of, to
Dominican Republic, 168–69
African Americans, 103–4, 184, 215
Allen, Jafari Sinclaire, 283n34
Althusser, Louis, 152, 171, 261n2
ambiguity, strategic, 71, 254n12
anal penetrative role, 187; both
partners playing, 182, 191–92, 197,
222–23; masculinity, dominance,
and, 186, 190, 192, 196, 226, 263n8,
273n12; willingness and desire to
perform, 189, 191–92, 197, 222–23,
285n43
anal receptive role, 186–88, 235,
285n43; and being a “sissy,” 114, 192,
262n6, 273n12; both partners play-
ing, 222–23, 225–26; effeminacy,
gender dissent, and, 114, 186, 190–
91, 226, 262n6, 263n8; shame,
stigma, and, 187, 199, 224, 273n12;
willingness and desire to perform,
189–92, 196–97, 222–24, 226,
284–85n43
Arismendi, Pablo: background and
overview of, 154; coming out, 23–24;
dealings with information about
sexual identity of, 23–24, 28–29;
family and relatives of, 23–24, 28–
29; femininity/effeminacy and, 155,
157–60; involvement of, in gay
politics, 29; on life in Dominican
Republic vs. New York, 72–73, 191;
sexual encounters of, 191; struggle
of, for legitimacy at work, 154–60
Austin, J. L., 152, 268n15
autoethnography, 212, 237, 282n24
Báez, Claudio, 192–200; background
and life history of, 192–94; critique
of Dominicans and dominicanidad,
93–97, 103; critique of gay commu-
nity, 170; on Dominicans’ drive to
success, 76, 92–93; family and, 192–
94; migration of, to United States,
194–95; on sexual citizenship,
277n31; sexual encounters and
relationships and, 193–200
Balaguer, Joaquín, 81
Balderston, Daniel, 211
Baldwin, James, 96–97
Page numbers in italics indicate figures.
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