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Pride and Privileges: Intersectionality within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Tourism, Leisure and Events

Closing date - 31st May 2022

In this call for case studies, we are interested in the intersectional experiences of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities within tourism, leisure, hospitality, and events. As gay activist and commentator Rodney Croome argued, ‘lying just beneath the dazzle of the Mardi Gras and white, inner-city, middle class gay and lesbian life there is injustice, poverty, powerlessness, alienation and a mountain of resentment’. 

The ways in which people in the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities experience tourism, leisure, hospitality, and events depends on who they are, how they identify themselves, and how they choose to display themselves, and how others choose to see them. While 2SLGBTQAI+ people enjoy greater acceptance in contemporary society, this acceptance does not necessarily extend to all 2SLGBTQIA+ people. Those with intersectional identities (e.g. people of colour or people with disabilities) experience greater stigma originating from their multiple identities which can cumulatively serve to marginalise them from different groups. 

Given that intersectionality helps us understand the different ways identities and social positions are located in the society, we are looking for contributions that explore the interconnectedness of sexual orientation, gender identity and marginalisation.

Anyone who wishes to share their own or other peoples’ experiences of being marginalised within the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities is invited to submit a case study proposal. Proposals from industry, governmental, NGO, individual and community perspectives are all welcomed. Proposals should be no longer than 250 words and outline the topic of the case study. Case studies accepted for publication in Tourism Cases will be between 1500 and 2000 words long. Authors are invited to share best practices of how the tourism industry can serve to empower 2SLGBTQIA+ people with intersectional identities. The following is an indicative list of areas for case studies though we are very open to hearing other proposals as well:

  • Race
  • Indigeneity
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Age
  • Dis(ability)
  • Spirituality and religion
  • Invisibility
  • Disenfranchisement
  • Politics
  • Immigration and refugee status
  • Language
  • Education
  • Rurality
  • The silenced, the underrepresented and the misunderstood

Submission dates

Expression of Interest: Due 31st May 2022

If you are interested in submitting a Case Study for this special issue of Tourism Cases, please send a 250 word abstract outlining your proposed case to the guest editors Willem ( or Clifford ( by the specified date above. The guest editors will then invite full submissions from those we believe will make a strong contribution to the special issue based on relevance and fit.

Case Study Selection: Informed July 11th 2022

If you are selected to take part you will be told via email by the 11th July.

Full Case Study: Due 10th October 2022

If your submission is selected, you will be expected to deliver the full case study by the above date. 

Full submissions must follow the publisher guidelines (click to read).

If your proposal is selected, please use the following templates to write your case study

Title Page Template

Main Case Template

Exploring the Case Template

Submission guidelines

While your Case Study will be subject to peer review, case studies are very different in nature from your typical journal article, taking an inclusive approach to publishing in a timely manner. The characteristics of CABI’s Tourism Cases are as follows:

  • Tourism Cases are typically between 2000 and 4000 words long, rarely much less or much more, though the potential does exist. The emphasis is on quality rather than length.
  • They are written for serious readers, whether students, teachers, academics, public stakeholders or industry practitioners, in a style that is accessible.
  • They describe a situation or development relating to tourism, leisure, recreation, hospitality or events. They are often written from the point of view of the stakeholders (e.g., academics, students, operators and/or other practitioners).
  • A Tourism Case can stand alone. It generally tells a story, providing enough information to appreciate why the action took place the way it did. It may inspire, but above all it leads the reader to a better understanding of the example and of the principles that it illustrates.

Please email Willem ( or Clifford ( if you have any questions regarding this call for case studies.