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Full-Text Articles in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Millennial Transpersons' Gender-Conforming And Non-Binary Appearance Modes, Andrew Reilly, Jenifer Mcguire Jan 2018

Millennial Transpersons' Gender-Conforming And Non-Binary Appearance Modes, Andrew Reilly, Jenifer Mcguire

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Using Grounded Theory, this research examines contemporary attitudes towards gender conforming and non-conforming appearance modes. Findings indicate three themes: philosophy of clothing, using clothes to create cisgender appearances, and using clothes to create binary appearances. The latter two categories references issues of passing and safety.


“Slip Into Your Nicest Lightweight Summer Sleuthing Outfit And Find That Poodlenapper”: Queering 1950s Style In Mabel Maney’S Lesbian Mystery Novels, Starring Cherry Aimless, Nancy Clue, And The Hardly Boys., Gwendolyn Michel Jan 2018

“Slip Into Your Nicest Lightweight Summer Sleuthing Outfit And Find That Poodlenapper”: Queering 1950s Style In Mabel Maney’S Lesbian Mystery Novels, Starring Cherry Aimless, Nancy Clue, And The Hardly Boys., Gwendolyn Michel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An analysis of Mabel Maney’s 1990s trio of campy, lesbian mystery novels parodying the heroes and heroines of three mid-twentieth century youth fiction series: Nancy Drew, Nurse Cherry Ames, and the Hardy Boys. Transformed into lesbian and gay characters Nancy Clue, Nurse Cherry Aimless, and the Hardly Boys, these young adult characters are impeccably-dressed LGBTQ+ heroes who solved mysteries and fought crime with all the skill, plucky know-how, and youthful enthusiasm of the characters they parodied. With fresh handkerchiefs always at the ready, and well-stocked handbags and rucksacks, Nancy Clue, Cherry Aimless, and the Hardly Boys solved mysteries and ...


Challenging Heteronormativity: Raising Lgbtq Awareness In A High School English Language Arts Classroom, Brianna R. Burke, Kristina Greenfield Jul 2016

Challenging Heteronormativity: Raising Lgbtq Awareness In A High School English Language Arts Classroom, Brianna R. Burke, Kristina Greenfield

English Publications

This article details a unit designed for a high school English classroom to address social injustice and the silencing of LGBTQ individuals.


Considering Conscience-Development Among Lgbt And Allied Catholics, Benjamin T. Spick Apr 2016

Considering Conscience-Development Among Lgbt And Allied Catholics, Benjamin T. Spick

Iowa State University Anthropology Symposium

This presentation explores the role which the development and cultivation of conscience plays in the lived experiences of LGBT and allied Catholics. In conversations with informants for past and current projects, the theological notion of “primacy of conscience” – that is, an individual has the moral obligation to follow their informed conscience in making judgments or decisions – emerged as a key explanation for their championing of LGBT issues as Roman Catholics. This presentation will also reflect on the outcomes, potential, and limitations in laying groundwork for further study of this topic. In so concluding, it will also touch on some identifiable ...


Honor's Investigation Into Lgbt-Catholic Intersections Of Identity In A Midwestern College Town Parish, Benjamin T. Spick Apr 2016

Honor's Investigation Into Lgbt-Catholic Intersections Of Identity In A Midwestern College Town Parish, Benjamin T. Spick

Iowa State University Anthropology Symposium

This pilot study seeks to investigate the intersections of LGBT and Catholic identities by analyzing the discourse of members of a gay-straight alliance in a Midwestern parish. The goal was to understand what teachings or practices they referenced. Key questions concerned why those teachings/practices were important; where those teachings/practices came from; and how those teachings/practices are used by different people in different ways. Interviews with three informants were conducted, and data pertaining to individuals' ideologies, worldviews, practices, etc. were compared with each other and with data collected from secondary sources.


Honor's Investigation Into Lgbt-Catholic Intersections Of Identity In A Midwestern College Town Parish, Ben Spick Apr 2016

Honor's Investigation Into Lgbt-Catholic Intersections Of Identity In A Midwestern College Town Parish, Ben Spick

Honors Projects and Posters

This pilot study seeks to investigate the intersections of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and Catholic identities by analyzing the discourses (language by which individuals describe their ideologies, worldviews, practices, etc.) of members of a gay-straight alliance in a Catholic parish situated in a Midwestern college town. I analyzed the discourse of informants (what they say or don't say about their experiences as LGBT/allied Catholics), to understand what church teachings or practices are referenced in our conversations. Key questions concerned why those teachings/practices were important; where those teachings/practices came from; and how those teachings/practices are ...


Survival. Activism. Feminism?: Exploring The Lives Of Trans* Individuals In Chicago, Amanda A. Stewart Jan 2016

Survival. Activism. Feminism?: Exploring The Lives Of Trans* Individuals In Chicago, Amanda A. Stewart

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Radical lesbian feminist Sheila Jeffreys (1997, 2003, 2014) argues that trans individuals are destroying feminism by succumbing to the greater forces of the patriarchy and by opting for surgery and thus conforming to normative ideas of sex and gender. Jeffreys is not alone in her views. Janice Raymond (1994, 2015) also maintains that trans individuals work either as male-to-females (MTFs) to uphold stereotypes of femininity and womanhood, or as female-to-males (FTMs) to join the ranks of the oppressors, support the patriarchy, and embrace hegemonic masculinity. Both Jeffreys and Raymond conclude that sex/gender is fixed by genitals at birth and ...


Lgbtq Women, Workplace Dress Codes, And Appearance Negotiations, Kelly L. Reddy-Best Nov 2015

Lgbtq Women, Workplace Dress Codes, And Appearance Negotiations, Kelly L. Reddy-Best

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

There is significant research on the impact of dress code regulations on employee performance and psychological health for heterosexual individuals. Studies that examine workplace dress code for the LGBTQ community are limited to findings based on court cases that are 16 years old. It is important to understand the current climate at work for LGBTQ women since workplace regulations may impact performance and psychological well-being. Due to the dearth of studies on the topic, this exploratory study asks: Do unwritten or written workplace dress codes impact LGBTQ women’s experiences at work?


Letter From The Editor, Danica L. Schieber Jul 2015

Letter From The Editor, Danica L. Schieber

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This Special Issue on Gender and Social Justice comes at a time when women and LGBTQ people across the world are facing many issues. Many of our own editorial board members have experienced social injustices related to gender, and have expressed frustration with what is happening around the world.

We see many struggling with social justice issues including:

  • Discrimination
  • Unequal pay
  • Sexual violence
  • Physical violence
  • A lack of educational opportunities

This special issue attempts to address some of these complex issues.


Independent Study: How Three Doctoral Students Tackled Issues Recruiting Participants And Collecting Data With Historically Underrepresented Populations, Mitsu Narui, Kimberly A. Truong, Tryan L. Mcmickens Mar 2015

Independent Study: How Three Doctoral Students Tackled Issues Recruiting Participants And Collecting Data With Historically Underrepresented Populations, Mitsu Narui, Kimberly A. Truong, Tryan L. Mcmickens

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Studying historically underrepresented populations can be challenging, especially for doctoral students or early career scholars, who have often been taught more "traditional" research methods. In this article, we outline challenges that we faced when conducting qualitative research on three different historically underrepresented populations, i.e., Asian/American gay, lesbian, bisexual students, doctoral students of color, and Black students at HBCUs, and how we addressed those challenges in order to complete our respective research studies. Some of these issues include recruitment of participants, maintaining confidentiality, and gaining participant trust. We conclude by discussing implications and suggest strategies for future researchers who ...


Another World Is Possible: Envisioning An Intersectional Social Justice Student Affairs Praxis, Erich N. Pitcher Feb 2015

Another World Is Possible: Envisioning An Intersectional Social Justice Student Affairs Praxis, Erich N. Pitcher

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Developing an intersectional social justice praxis in student affairs is important given the wide sweeping economic and political shifts are occurring in society and are creating shifts within higher education environments. These shifts, referred to here as neoliberalism, adversely affect already minoritized populations (e.g., trans* students). Simultaneously, higher education professionals, particularly those in identity-based centers, seek solutions to common student problems (e.g., campus climate) through policies and practices, which may inadvertently advance a neo-liberal agenda. I propose a framework that seeks to develop policies, programs, and practices that work to subvert neoliberalism, or at the very least stop ...


Familiarity, Religiosity, And Authoritarianism: The Acceptability Of Gay Rights And Same-Sex Marriage, Kirstin Eddings Sullivan Jan 2015

Familiarity, Religiosity, And Authoritarianism: The Acceptability Of Gay Rights And Same-Sex Marriage, Kirstin Eddings Sullivan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The acceptability of gay rights (specifically same-sex marriage) at the individual level is constantly changing and this is revealed in the changing attitudes among states that have legalized same-sex marriage (37 states and the District of Columbia as of February14, 2015). Current research shows that familiarity plays a part in increased acceptability of gay rights and same-sex marriage and also shows evangelical religiosity and authoritarianism as deterrents to acceptance. This thesis shows that familiarity is the strongest of the three variables and that religiosity and authoritarianism do affect acceptability, but only when familiarity is low. Using questions from the 2012 ...


Gender And Social Justice: A Conversation With Dr. Cj Pascoe, Cj Pascoe, Andres L. Lopez Jan 2015

Gender And Social Justice: A Conversation With Dr. Cj Pascoe, Cj Pascoe, Andres L. Lopez

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The following is an interview with C.J. Pascoe.


Teaching About Sexual Orientation In An Educational Leadership Preparation Program, Frank Hernandez, Jonathon Mcphetres, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2015

Teaching About Sexual Orientation In An Educational Leadership Preparation Program, Frank Hernandez, Jonathon Mcphetres, Joanne M. Marshall

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Issues of diversity and social justice are slowly making their way into educational leadership programs, though scholars have argued that social justice is a responsibility of aspiring school leaders and educators. However, issues directly related to sexual orientation have been treated lightly and we question why this is the case. Given the changing social climate and attitudes towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community, aspiring educational leaders should be prepared to address the issues in their schools. In this article, we provide an overview of some topics that may be addressed in an educational leadership preparation program ...


Book Review- Just Queer Folks: Gender And Sexuality In Rural America By Colin R. Johnson, Margaret B. Weber Jan 2015

Book Review- Just Queer Folks: Gender And Sexuality In Rural America By Colin R. Johnson, Margaret B. Weber

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This is a book review of Colin Johnson's Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America.


Portrayals Of Gay Characters In Chinese Movies: A Longitudinal Look, Xuan Zhang Jan 2014

Portrayals Of Gay Characters In Chinese Movies: A Longitudinal Look, Xuan Zhang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Homosexuals were considered criminals and abnormal in China, and the majority of Chinese homosexuals still hide in the shadows, especially in the mainland. However, demands of cultural pluralism and human rights are beginning to show a sign of tolerance to the minority group, especially among the younger generation. As a powerful form of mass media, motion pictures can create images of certain people, affecting the audience's evaluation of a specific group or situation. This study examines the portrayals of gay characters in Chinese films over a sixteen-year period, focusing on the characters' visibility (explicit or implicit), representation (positive ...


Trans*Forming Authentic Leadership: A Conceptual Framework, T.J. Jourian Jan 2014

Trans*Forming Authentic Leadership: A Conceptual Framework, T.J. Jourian

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This conceptual framework examines how the evolving literature on authentic leadership and development can be problematized and further clarified by looking at the identity development of trans* and genderqueer students. It begins by examining the components and factors of authentic leadership, and its strengths and weaknesses. As a newly emerging leadership model, and one that is gaining attention within the fields of leadership and higher education, there are opportunities to refine and bolster it to make it applicable and useful for the leadership development of a diversity of student populations from the onset. With that in mind, this paper considers ...


Maintaining Commitment In Long-Lasting Mixed-Orientation Relationships: Gay Men Married To Straight Women, Kevin John Zimmerman Jan 2013

Maintaining Commitment In Long-Lasting Mixed-Orientation Relationships: Gay Men Married To Straight Women, Kevin John Zimmerman

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study investigates the nature of commitment in long-lasting mixed-orientation relationships, in which a homosexual man is partnered with a heterosexual woman. Previous research into mixed-orientation relationships has generally not focused on which factors contribute to keeping the relationship together. The primary theoretical frameworks used in this study to understand long-lasting, mixed-orientation couples are social exchange theory and Johnson's (1999) commitment model. Thirteen couples from the U.S. completed questionnaires and were interviewed about three main topics: (a) the history of their relationship, including the coming-out process, (b) strengths of the relationship, and (c) challenges to the relationship ...


On The Discursive Construction Of Jewish “Racialization” And “Race Passing:” Jews As “U-Boats” With A Mysterious “Queer Light”, Warren J. Blumenfeld Oct 2012

On The Discursive Construction Of Jewish “Racialization” And “Race Passing:” Jews As “U-Boats” With A Mysterious “Queer Light”, Warren J. Blumenfeld

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The Nazi Gestapo referred to Jews in hiding as “U-Boats” to survive under the Third Reich. Like the seagoing vessels, they traveled a fluid sea. Some navigated below the depths, while others floated on the surface in plain view, artfully (and not so artfully) disguised to conceal their actual identities. The article profiles the author’s family, the Mahlers of Antwerp, Belgium, during the Nazi occupation through an investigation of the historical, theoretical, and discursive categories of “race” and “race passing,” specifically as it relates to European-heritage Jewish people.


Sexual Encounters: Gay Male College Students' Use Of The Internet And Social Media, Rinardo Lamon Reddick Jan 2012

Sexual Encounters: Gay Male College Students' Use Of The Internet And Social Media, Rinardo Lamon Reddick

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

There have been many studies that focus on understanding various aspects of human sexuality and how it relates to college students. However, the current research focuses on heterosexual students, leaving a void in the research that focuses on gay male college students. Even more crucially, there is a void in research that focuses on the sexual risks gay male college students' face and how their actions impact their well-being.

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore gay male college students' sexual behavior and its implications in higher education and gay male health practices. The Health Belief Model and ...


Fluid Bodies, Abigail Lynn Ebelherr Jan 2012

Fluid Bodies, Abigail Lynn Ebelherr

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A collection of short stories and novella inspired using fairy and folk tales to examine trans*, genderqueer, and gay characters. Four short stories use inspiration from or parody various Grimms' stories. The novella draws from East Asian fox folklore to look at sexism and mental health.


A Culture Of Change: Taking A Person-Centered Approach To Understanding Sexual Expression Among Long-Term Care Residents, Merea Diann Bentrott Jan 2012

A Culture Of Change: Taking A Person-Centered Approach To Understanding Sexual Expression Among Long-Term Care Residents, Merea Diann Bentrott

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Over the next two decades, the United States will experience a substantial increase in the number of people reaching age 65 and older. While older adults today have more options when planning retirement or choosing a care facility than in generations past, as a society, we must prepare for the healthcare and housing needs of this sizable population, and the challenges that accompany them. As the need for long-term care increases, long-term care facilities (LTCFs), which provide medical or non-medical assistance for people with chronic illness or disability, must adapt their physical and cultural environments to meet the needs of ...


What Happens To Countess Geschwitz? Revisiting Homosexuality In Horkheimer And Adorno, Kevin S. Amidon Jan 2008

What Happens To Countess Geschwitz? Revisiting Homosexuality In Horkheimer And Adorno, Kevin S. Amidon

World Languages and Cultures Publications

In the philosophical and culture-critical works of Theodor Adorno and Max Hork- heimer, the concept of homosexuality exists almost always in close textual relation to fascist domination. This is because they cannot see homosexual persons as exist- ing outside the dominating discourses of the nineteenth-century bourgeois legal and psychiatric explication of homosexuality. This issue throws the stakes of ethical reflection in Critical Theory into high relief, especially since feminist thinkers including Judith Butler have recently provided a highly positive rereading of Adorno’s ethics. A close reading of Adorno’s exploration of Alban Berg’s opera Lulu further demonstrates the ...


Distracting The Border Guards: Novel Approaches To Negotiating Gender And Sexuality In The Color Purple, Nearly Roadkill, And Stone Butch Blues, A. D. Selha Jan 1997

Distracting The Border Guards: Novel Approaches To Negotiating Gender And Sexuality In The Color Purple, Nearly Roadkill, And Stone Butch Blues, A. D. Selha

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Visions Of Violet: Hollywood Images Of Lesbians In The Color Purple And Boys On The Side, Sharon V. Goodin Jan 1995

Visions Of Violet: Hollywood Images Of Lesbians In The Color Purple And Boys On The Side, Sharon V. Goodin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

While allusions to the flower and the color continue to hold significance for lesbians themselves, the association between lesbianism and violet still eludes the heterosexual majority of American society. The color violet has often served as a secret code of identification for lesbians and as a marker for lesbianism which, historically, only lesbians could identify. Since the invention of film, lesbians have been forced to identify similar markers in the movies in order to construct .a lesbian subtext with which they could identify. When they actually did appear on screen in traditional Hollywood movies, until recently lesbians were limited to ...


The Impact Of Aids-Related Information Sources On Homophobia: A Social Learning Perspective, Brian E. Magruder Jan 1990

The Impact Of Aids-Related Information Sources On Homophobia: A Social Learning Perspective, Brian E. Magruder

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.