Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students. This inspiring collection of first-person accounts on coming out, being out, and staying out presents the courageous voices of 28 remarkable individuals who offer comfort, insight and hope to the many young students who will have to grapple with their sexuality in addition to the woes of jobs, grades and student loans as they enter college life.
Call Number: LC2574.6 .N52 2017 (e-book also available)
Publication Date: 2016
This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders. This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves - offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference - as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus.
Many educational professionals agree that the time has come to expand their circle of inclusion and broaden their definition of diversity by increasing LGBTQ studies, but the question of how to do so is still debated. Although some colleges and universities have been incorporating LGBTQ studies for decades, courses and programs continue to be pockets of innovation rather than models of inclusion for all of higher education. Colleges and universities need to encourage faculty members to teach and research a wide range of LGBTQ topics, as well as support student life professionals in building inclusive campus communities. This book includes testimonies that alert educators to possible pitfalls and successes of their policies through an analysis of changing student attitudes. Based on these case studies, the contributors offer practical suggestions for the classroom and the provost's office, demonstrating not only the gains that have been made by LGBTQ students and the institutions that serve them, but also the tensions that remain.
A systematic study of the complex issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons on college campuses. Begins with an overview of the current research dealing with gay, lesbian and bisexual student issues and then moves into a discussion of the organizations promoting awareness and counseling. The latter portion of the book focuses on diversity among the gay and lesbian community and concludes with an examination of how student affairs professionals can continue to be proactive in the area of sexual orientation awareness and support.
No longer bastions of blatant homophobia, several fraternities have embraced rather than rejected brothers who come out of the closet. Still, fraternities face a number of challenges - from openly gay rushees to homophobic hazing to sexual experimentation and the possibility of brothers falling in love. In addition to dozens of heartfelt recollections from gay Greeks, Brotherhood provides invaluable resources for fraternities and campus educators who are working to implement strategies to combat homophobia.
In a book deeply impressive in its reach while also deeply embedded in its storied setting, bestselling historian Douglass Shand-Tucci explores the nature and expression of sexual identity at America's oldest university during the years of its greatest influence. The Crimson Letter follows the gay experience at Harvard in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing upon students, faculty, alumni, and hangers-on who struggled to find their place within the confines of Harvard Yard and in the society outside. Here is an engrossing account of a university transforming and transformed by those passing through its gates, and of their enduring impact upon American culture.