This paper examines how discursive power shapes LGBTQ+ community health information practices. Informed by analysis of 10 information world maps drawn by SC LGBTQ+ community leaders, our findings indicate that while community can be a valuable construct to reject mainstream discourses of regulation and correction, it inevitably is fraught and not representative of all LGBTQ+ individuals. Findings can inform strategies for community leaders to facilitate more equitable information flow among members by identifying key structural elements impeding this flow at the community level.
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Postprint version. Published in Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Volume 57, Issue 1, 2020.
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Kitzie, V. L., Wagner, T. L., & Vera, A. N. (2020). “When someone sees me, I am nothing of the norm”: Examining the discursive role power plays in shaping LGBTQ+ health information practices. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 57(1), e305. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.305
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