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Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami

Susana Peña


THE 1980 MARIEL BOATLIFT was a turning point in Miami’s Cuban American and gay histories. My work begins with this moment of cultural collision. It examines discourses about Mariel that both sensationalized and silenced the gay presence, the challenges faced by homosexual men who entered as part of the boatlift, and the emergent Cuban American gay culture that transformed Miami’s ethnic and sexual landscapes.

Keywords: Latino Studies, Latina Studies, Cuban American, Cuba, LGBT Studies, Gay, Sexuality, Culture, Ethnography, Sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665532
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susana Peña, author