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“As a form of study, queer theory is the process by which people have made dissident sexuality articulate, meaning available to memory, and sustained through collective activity.  In the process of studying those who do not fit into the neat binaries just outlined, queer theory creates a language that names and makes present those who live outside the binaries” (DeFrancisco & Palczewski, 2007).  Glee (Woodall, 2009) features a high school singing club who use their free time to sing for the sheer joy of it.  They sing in solos and in groups and try to become talented enough to win high school Glee Club nationals.  One of the cast members, Kurt, happens to be one of the best singers in the club.  Throughout the episodes, he’s had a great deal of solos, along with some interesting song selections.  His song selections are in question along with his sexuality.  In Season 1, Kurt has a fear of coming out as being gay.  He holds within him a fear of disappointing his father, who he believes will not accept him as gay.

Kurt eventually comes out and informs his Dad of his sexuality.  His father wasn’t entirely comfortable with his sexuality and the situation, however, he loves Kurt and no matter what he will always be there for him, support him and be proud to be his father.  Not only has Kurt gone against the gender norms, but also all men within Glee Club have gone against them.  Gender norms of men are typically strong, masculine, powerful, athletic, etc.  Within the series, the football team berates the Glee Club many times, showing their form of masculinity.  The effects Kurt feels from the football team on being gay and apart of Glee Club shows that he doesn’t encompass much proxemics, or personal space.  A person of a higher status such as the football team would possess a massive amount of proxemics.