Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Queers Anonymous: Lesbians, Gay Men, Free Speech, and Cyber Space

76 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2003  

Edward Stein

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Abstract

In the past several years, the development and expansion of the Internet and other forms of cyberspace have created new forms of communication around which new communities have developed. Not coincidentally, a disproportionate number of lesbians and gay men and other sexual minorities have taken advantage of these opportunities, and, for many such people, the structure of their communities has changed dramatically as a result. The focus of this paper is on the attempts by the state to regulate cyberspace and how such attempts will impact the speech and communities of gay men, lesbians and others sexual minorities. The central claim is that the speech of sexual minorities in cyberspace deserves special respect and attention; when the state attempts to regulate speech in cyberspace, it needs to take care not to trench on the speech and associational rights of lesbians, gay men, and other sexual minorities.

Suggested Citation

Stein, Edward, Queers Anonymous: Lesbians, Gay Men, Free Speech, and Cyber Space. Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, January 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=368660 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.368660

Edward Stein (Contact Author)

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( email )

55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
United States
212-790-0269 (Phone)
212-790-0205 (Fax)

Paper statistics

Downloads
239
Rank
107,822
Abstract Views
4,168