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Things Cis People Say: Mechanisms Of Moral Disengagement In The Justification Of Anti-Queer Communication, Jonathan M. Sahlman Jul 2019

Things Cis People Say: Mechanisms Of Moral Disengagement In The Justification Of Anti-Queer Communication, Jonathan M. Sahlman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Despite advances gained by LGBTQIA+ people the issue of discrimination against the queer population continues. Recent events surrounding comments made by alt-right leaders have continued the conversation regarding homophobia and transphobia. The followed study built on previous understandings of moral disengagement theory and communication. 15 semi-structured, in-depth interviews with queer students were conducted in order to explore the role of self-cognitive mechanisms and their potential justifications for anti-queer communication. Findings suggested that not only were mechanisms of moral disengagement present in incidents surrounding anti-queer communication, but the carried with them a range of personal and societal implications. This study offered ...


Ua1b1/7 Lavendar Recognition Ceremony, Western Kentucky University May 2018

Ua1b1/7 Lavendar Recognition Ceremony, Western Kentucky University

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing LGBTQ graduates of Western Kentucky University.


On Being Trans: Narrative, Identity, Performance, And Community, Chloe Jo Brown Apr 2018

On Being Trans: Narrative, Identity, Performance, And Community, Chloe Jo Brown

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis focuses on various topics related to transgender identity and culture. Through a combination of ethnographic and secondary research, I studied transgender coming out narratives, trans media representation, transgender performance and identity, and conceptualizations of group and chosen family in a community of trans students, the WKU Transgender and Non-Binary Student Group.

The three chapters of my thesis address some of the traditional milestones of a trans person’s acculturation: coming out, constructing one’s newly discovered trans identity, and finding community. Chapter 1 explores coming out as transgender, and the way in in which coming out is valued ...


Thicker Than Blood, Kendall Norwood Jun 2017

Thicker Than Blood, Kendall Norwood

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Everyone seeks acceptance in one facet or another throughout his or her life, and for Riley McCracken this desire for acceptance is no different. “Thicker Than Water” is a photojournalistic look at the life of a young person who recently has entered the phase of physically transitioning from female to male. Through documentation of Riley’s journey, this project showcases a humanizing and personal face to the relevant discussion of LGBT rights fought for nationally as well as in Kentucky. Riley’s story is one that echoes the struggle that many trans and gender dysmorphic individuals face, but the struggle ...


Do Ask, Do Tell: The Exclusion Of Gay Men From Universal Male Conscription In The Republic Of Turkey, Barrett Greenwell Aug 2016

Do Ask, Do Tell: The Exclusion Of Gay Men From Universal Male Conscription In The Republic Of Turkey, Barrett Greenwell

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

What are the implications of the Republic of Turkey’s paradoxical policies of universal male conscription and exclusion of gay men from military service? To answer this question, this project draws on four months of research in Turkey where interviews were conducted with prominent lawyers and activists as well as with gay men who personally experienced the inhumane exemption process of the Turkish military. This project first analyzes the historical reasons for the military’s pervasive influence in Turkish society. Next, it explores the many issues inherent in a policy of universal conscription without the right to conscientious objection. The ...


Finding The "T" In Lgbtq: Esl Educator Perceptions Of Transgender And Non-Binary Gender Topics In The Language Classroom, Teresa Lynn Witcher Dec 2014

Finding The "T" In Lgbtq: Esl Educator Perceptions Of Transgender And Non-Binary Gender Topics In The Language Classroom, Teresa Lynn Witcher

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

While there is a “T” in the acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ), the focus in both academia and the real world often shifts solely to sexuality. Even though the real world discussion of sexuality (and perhaps academia’s as well) is also much lacking in both attention to all sexualities (not simply heterosexual and homosexual), there is also a distinct lack of awareness about subtleties all along both the sexuality and gender spectrums. Although sexuality can depend on gender to some extent, particularly where limiting prefixes related to the preference for a specific binary gender (such ...


Ua35/11 Honors Program, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua35/11 Honors Program, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Honors Program. Includes brochures, awards programs, student handbooks, newsletters and research publications.


Ua1b1/7 Wku Ceremonies, Dedications, Groundbreakings, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua1b1/7 Wku Ceremonies, Dedications, Groundbreakings, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding special ceremonies, dedications, groundbreakings not already housed in a particular office.


Ua32/4/4 The Coalition Zine!, Issue 1, Wku Coalition For Gender & Racial Equality Jan 2012

Ua32/4/4 The Coalition Zine!, Issue 1, Wku Coalition For Gender & Racial Equality

Student Organizations

Newsletter created by the WKU Coalition for Gender & Racial Equality a student organization sponsored by WKU Gender & Women Studies. This issue has articles regarding sexual orientation, right to life and racism.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 50, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1997

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 50, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

Regular features include:

  • Just a Second
  • Campus Line
  • For the Record / Crime Reports
  • People Poll
  • Sports
  • Diversions
  • Movie Reviews
  • Classifieds

Articles in this issue:

  • Back, Shannon. Radon Testing Postponed
  • Back, Shannon & Mikki Olmsted. Sorority Hall Elevator Catches Fire – Meredith Hall (WKU)
  • Batcheldor, Matt. Students Question Student Government Association’s Elitist Attitude, Concern
  • Lenz, Rebecca. Diversity Conference Discusses Homosexuality – Lesbian Bisexual Straight Gay Alliance
  • Batcheldor, Matt. Student Government Association: Include Gays in Western’s Anti-Discrimination Policy
  • A Heavenly Plan from Registrar
  • Stephens, Julie. Thanks for Concern
  • Poullous, Jennifer. Greeks Deserve ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 30, Wku Student Affairs Jan 1997

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 30, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

Regular features include:

  • Just a Second
  • Campus Line
  • For the Record / Crime Reports
  • People Poll
  • Sports
  • Diversions
  • Movie Reviews
  • Classifieds

Articles in this issue:

  • Stamper, John. Associates Moving to Community College
  • Stamper, John. Kentucky Universities Suffer Low Enrollment
  • Batcheldor, Matt. Student Government Association Plans to Broadcast Meetings on TV
  • Leonard, Kim. Minority Enrollment Up for Third Straight Year
  • Martin Luther King’s Dream Must Live On
  • Brewer, Jerry. Western’s Reputation Hindered by Incompetence
  • Bernardy, Patrick. Cold Winds, Games Warm Family’s Heart
  • Lucas, Fred. A Conspiracy to Make ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 12, Wku Student Affairs Oct 1996

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 12, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

Regular features include:

  • Just a Second
  • Campus Line
  • For the Record / Crime Reports
  • People Poll
  • Sports
  • Diversions
  • Movie Reviews
  • Classifieds

Articles in this issue:

  • Hall, Jason. Classic Moment – Sean Dollman
  • Back, Shannon. Runner: Man Uses Disability as an Advantage – Bruce Law
  • VanWinkle, Cara. Delta Tau Delta: Pledge Exposure Lands Three in Jail, Community Service
  • Hall, Jason. Little Texas Kicks a Little at Finale
  • Mains, Brian. Micah Martin Rolls Across the Finish Line for Fourth Year in Classic
  • Police Tow Cars from Flooded Lot
  • Sexual Harassment Not a Trivial Issue ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 11, Wku Student Affairs Sep 1996

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 11, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

Regular features include:

  • Just a Second
  • Campus Line
  • For the Record / Crime Reports
  • People Poll
  • Sports
  • Diversions
  • Movie Reviews
  • Classifieds

Articles in this issue:

  • Hall, Jason. Electronic Chip to Track Runners – 10K Classic
  • Lucas, Fred. ACT Scores Rising
  • LaBelle, Charboneé. Awareness of Homosexuals Increasing in Society
  • Monarch Environmental Leaves Western Looking Trashy
  • Robinson, George. Get the Facts Before Claiming Party – Politics
  • Leonard, Kim. We Must Answer to a Higher Authority
  • Simmons, Darryn. Louis Farrakhan Has Right to Freedoms
  • Back, Shannon. Line Dancing: Country Style Boot Scootin’ to Bowling Green ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 7, Wku Student Affairs Sep 1996

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 7, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

Regular features include:

  • Just a Second
  • Campus Line
  • For the Record / Crime Reports
  • People Poll
  • Sports
  • Diversions
  • Movie Reviews
  • Classifieds

Articles in this issue:

  • Hall, Jason. Admissions Changes Chiefs
  • LaBelle, Charboneé. Iraq’s Message Echoes on Hill
  • Lega, Stephen. Alternatives: Hemp Task Force’s Research Went Up in Smoke
  • Bynum, Benjamin. Grammy Award Winner Coming to Western – George Winston
  • Faculty, Staff Gun Policy Long Overdue
  • Adams, Tim. Writer Uninformed
  • Esposito, Mike. Same-sex Marriage Shouldn’t be Denied
  • Simmons, Darryn. Gangsta Lifestyle Bad for Tupac Shakur
  • Lega, Stephen. Third Parties ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 71, No. 51, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1996

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 71, No. 51, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

Regular features include:

  • Just a Second
  • Campus Line
  • For the Record / Crime Reports
  • People Poll
  • Sports
  • Diversions
  • Movie Reviews
  • Classifieds

Articles in this issue:

  • Lucas, Fred. ‘Oversight’ Delays Notice
  • Hall, Jason. Bringing Students to God
  • Van Winkle, Cara. There’s Another Side to Morning Pick-me-up – Coffee
  • Lucas, Fred. Student Government Association Proposes Test-Free Week Before Finals
  • Hall, Jason. Last Year’s Budget Surplus Helps Boost New Level
  • Change of Name is Move to New Level – Lambda Society, Lesbian Bisexual Straight Gay Alliance
  • Vaughn, Linda. National Anthem, Pledge Should be ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 71, No. 50, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1996

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 71, No. 50, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.

Regular features include:

  • Just a Second
  • Campus Line
  • For the Record / Crime Reports
  • People Poll
  • Sports
  • Diversions
  • Movie Reviews
  • Classifieds

Articles in this issue:

  • LaBelle, Charboneé. Atheists ‘Want to be Left Alone’
  • Stamper, John. Spring Sing
  • Student Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges – Corey Alexander
  • Goetz, Kristina. Western Stands Firm on Weapon Policy
  • Quarles, Mitchell. Legislature Kills Repeal of Educational Opportunity Bill
  • Western Needs to Step Up, Not Back
  • Galloway, Nathan. Sandy Spears Best Choice for Student Government Association President
  • Men Still Overlook Women’s Achievements
  • Wright, Jennifer. Campus ...


The Poetry Of Li-Young Lee: Identity, Androgyny & Feminism, Barbara Qualls Jul 1993

The Poetry Of Li-Young Lee: Identity, Androgyny & Feminism, Barbara Qualls

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In my investigation of Li-Young Lee's poetry, my concerns were two-fold: first, to find evidence of an androgynous quality or ideal; secondly, to demonstrate that ideal as authentically feminist. In the introduction, I investigate the feminist debate about the traditional definition and concept of androgyny, demonstrating the difference between the patriarchal traditional androgyny and the androgynous elements in Lee's poetry.

In Chapter Two, the rose as image and as symbol in Lee's poetry is examined and found to be strikingly androgynous as a symbol. As an image, however, it is more often than not used as a ...


The Lost Tribalism Of Years Gone By: Function & Variation In Gay Folklore In Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The City Novels, Jimmy Browning May 1992

The Lost Tribalism Of Years Gone By: Function & Variation In Gay Folklore In Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The City Novels, Jimmy Browning

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis intends to demonstrate that, because of the unusual circumstances of its writing - a semi-journalistic piece produced during a period of crisis in the real-life community fictionally depicted - Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series stands as an unusually accurate and reliable ethnographic source for information concerning the gay male subculture of San Francisco in the late 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, not only the practice and behavior themselves, but also reflecting their personal and communal function. The methodology employed in demonstrating this thesis is necessarily subjective. Like gay folklore scholar Joseph P. Goodwin in More Man Than You ...


Children Raised By Homosexual Parents: Sexual Orientation, Mental & Sexual Health, Theresa Gramlich May 1989

Children Raised By Homosexual Parents: Sexual Orientation, Mental & Sexual Health, Theresa Gramlich

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Sex and morals have often been factors in custody disputes. Courts have felt that giving custody of children to homosexual parents would create an environment not in the best interest of the child. Many mental health professionals argue that these decisions have been based on prejudice and homophobia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate research on the sexual orientation of children raised by homosexual parents and review data on the mental/psychosexual health of these children. These studies revealed no difference between children raised by gay/lesbian parents versus those raised by heterosexual parents on IQ scores, gender ...


Psychological Androgyny & Gender Attribution To Hypothetical Persons, Deanna Mader Sep 1978

Psychological Androgyny & Gender Attribution To Hypothetical Persons, Deanna Mader

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Previous research concerning sex-role stereotyping, psychological androgyny, and mental health as it relates both to sex-role stereotyping and androgyny was reviewed. The literature indicated the need for a reevaluation of mental health standards with regard to sex-role stereotypes. The present study attempted to approach this need by examining the relationship between psychological androgyny and attitudes toward sex-role stereotyping. It was hypothesized that androgynous individuals would be more likely than other individuals to state that a hypothetical person possessing a specific set of traits could be either male or female. IL was anticipated that this would be true regardless of the ...


The Relationship Of Emotio-Sexual Orientation In Females To Androgyny & Social Self-Esteem, Joyce Gayles Jul 1978

The Relationship Of Emotio-Sexual Orientation In Females To Androgyny & Social Self-Esteem, Joyce Gayles

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The research on sex-role development, psychological androgyny, and personality variables in lesbian women was reviewed. Since previous research suggested that lesbian women tend to have characteristics which might be labelled androgynous, a study was undertaken to assess the presence of androgyny among lesbian and heterosexual women and to cross-validate the findings on the relationship between androgyny and self-esteem. In order to assess sex-role classification, the PRF-Andro Scale was administered to 30 lesbian and 30 heterosexual women. The Texas Social Behavior Inventory was used to measure self-esteem. Results showed that a significantly greater proportion of the lesbians were androgynous, and a ...