Some queer-identified individuals living in rural areas do experience antagonism, oppression, and violence matching the stereotypical representation of what it means to be queer in a rural community. James Farris, who works the door at the Tornado Club, remembers growing up in rural Iowa. Debra Dunkle, who lives in Cleveland, is doing doctoral research about lesbians and found it difficult to reach rural lesbians. As Foreign Investment in U. Dating there, he says, was relegated to the world of online personals. A Southern Queer History 1st pbk. He helped start an LGBT community center there.
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As an example, he points to the rural state of Wyoming. Social media is a means to expand local communities and allow rural queer individuals to take part in a larger queer community. While social conditions in the area are changing, there are still legal and policy hurdles.
Simple, everyday actions can also be fraught, especially for transgender people.