It is well established in the geographical literature that age and gender have a profound impact on individuals’ perceptions and experiences of everyday spaces (Hart, 1978; Valentine, 1989). It is argued that, in particular, differ­ ences between the sexes stem from inequalities of power between men and women which are reflected in the way space is designed, occupied, and controlled. But, as the quote above suggests, the ability to appropriate and dominate places and hence influence the use of space by other groups is not only the product of gender; heterosexuality is also powerfully expressed in space.