Homosexuella minoriteter inom minoriteten - en intersektionell studie om rätten till staden i Göteborg
It has often been said that a society can be judged by how it treats its weakest. Gothenburg is a city divided, in terms of socioeconomic inequalites. The city seeks to be "a city for all" and has therefore launched an action plan to better the lives of its LGBTQ-citizens. The aim of this study is to investigate how gay men with multiple minority identities, living in Gothenburg, feel that their norm breaking identities affect the way they interact and behave within the city, and also to identify which factors that can hinder or enable such participation by examining how the right to the city is being claimed in order to aid the city in its work towards social sustainability. Five semi structured interviews were performed and then analysed using an intersectional approach. Participants described encountering stigmas surrounding their norm breaking identities, which in some cases led to negative social responses when coming out. Certain parts of the city were, by some, deemed unsafe. The degree of compatibility between the participants' own identities varied. Heteronormative, hegemonic structures were found to be the main hindering factors in regards to claiming the right to the city, whereas social support from friends and family, and high self-esteem were the main enablers. Adding to the city's action plan, providing safe venues for homosexuals and working towards changing norms and attitudes were the main suggestions for bettering social sustainability issues relating to gay men with multiple minority identities in Gothenburg.