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BEEFCAKE: gay men and the body beautiful

Event in Farmington

Torrington Place


Organized by : Out@UCL

Jeremy Bentham, the founder of UCL, was one of the earliest philosophers to argue for decriminalisation of homosexuality and equal rights for homosexuals and UCL strives to continue this egalitarian tradition today.

Activities Farmington / Description

What are the historical roots of mainstream gay gym culture? Why are record numbers of gay men taking steroids? How healthy or unhealthy are aspirations towards the "perfect" muscular physique? What role do the media and popular culture play in representing and enforcing certain ideal body types amongst gay men? How have other LGBT counter cultures responded to the pressure to pump iron?

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