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Lg Ms 40 Harbor Masters Archives Finding Aid, Natalie Hill Dec 2015

Lg Ms 40 Harbor Masters Archives Finding Aid, Natalie Hill

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Harbor Masters of Portland, Maine, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization whose members share an interest in the leather/levi lifestyle. The organization was originally incorporated in Maine in 1984 to serve as a social club for like-minded gay males. However, members of any sex are allowed to join Harbor Masters. The club was founded with the goals of promoting fellowship among and tolerance for individuals interested in the leather lifestyle and continues to work toward those goals.

Over time, the Harbor Masters took on a more active role in New England’s LGBT community. The organization has regularly participated ...


Queer Student Development Theory, Kellian Clink Nov 2015

Queer Student Development Theory, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This was a review of the literature of studies that have tried to describe stages that queer college students are transitioning through during their college years. Understanding student development theory is valuable to student advisors.


Promoting Transgender Understanding And Acceptance At A Jesuit University, Stefan Rowniak, Chenit Ong-Flaherty Nov 2015

Promoting Transgender Understanding And Acceptance At A Jesuit University, Stefan Rowniak, Chenit Ong-Flaherty

Nursing and Health Professions Faculty Research and Publications

Transgender individuals have faced and continue to face misunderstanding and severe discrimination in society and in accessing the provision of healthcare. Two nursing faculty at a Jesuit university addressed this issue in a Jesuit community dialogue supported by a Jesuit grant. This dialogue was framed within Jesuit teachings and was consistent with the value of social justice, something fundamental to both the profession of nursing and Jesuit teachings. Three transgender individuals and a Jesuit priest each spoke of their personal experience and then opened the dialogue up for questions. Faculty and students overwhelmingly found the dialogue to be helpful and ...


Marriage (In)Equality And The Historical Legacies Of Feminism, Serena Mayeri Nov 2015

Marriage (In)Equality And The Historical Legacies Of Feminism, Serena Mayeri

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In this essay, I measure the majority’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges against two legacies of second-wave feminist legal advocacy: the largely successful campaign to make civil marriage formally gender-neutral; and the lesser-known struggle against laws and practices that penalized women who lived their lives outside of marriage. Obergefell obliquely acknowledges marriage equality’s debt to the first legacy without explicitly adopting sex equality arguments against same-sex marriage bans. The legacy of feminist campaigns for nonmarital equality, by contrast, is absent from Obergefell’s reasoning and belied by rhetoric that both glorifies marriage and implicitly disparages nonmarriage. Even so ...


Lgbtq & You: Connecting Collections With The Campus Community, Mallory R. Jallas, Amy E. Ward Oct 2015

Lgbtq & You: Connecting Collections With The Campus Community, Mallory R. Jallas, Amy E. Ward

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Musselman Library’s LGBTQ Research Guide, established in 2012, is a resource that goes beyond connecting the library’s collections with the campus community and providing access. This research guide has generated opportunities to grow campus partnerships, foster a student’s interest in librarianship, and create a gateway for research and learning in the LGBTQ community that goes beyond the classroom. In our presentation we will outline the project from its early days as a student project to its current life as collaboration between the library and Gettysburg Colleges’ Office of LGBTQA Advocacy & Education.


Beyond Politics: Opposition To Marriage Equality Predicts Negative Reactions Toward Lgbt Individuals, Ryan Hutchings Oct 2015

Beyond Politics: Opposition To Marriage Equality Predicts Negative Reactions Toward Lgbt Individuals, Ryan Hutchings

Student Research Awards

Past research has examined various factors that predict heterosexual individuals’ attitudes toward marriage equality, including gender, age, religion/religiosity, political ideology, and sexual prejudice (Herek, 2011). To our knowledge, no studies have examined the possibility that such attitudes predict consequential behaviors directed at LGBT individuals. Thus, the current work examined the role of opposition to marriage equality in predicting negative behavioral intentions and reactions to antigay hate crimes. Given the importance of gender in sexual prejudice and opposition to marriage equality (Herek, 2000a), these relationships were examined after including gender in the model. Fifty-nine heterosexual students participated in this study ...


Out And About Fall 2015, Colgate University. Office Of Lgbtq Initiatives Oct 2015

Out And About Fall 2015, Colgate University. Office Of Lgbtq Initiatives

Out and About: Newsletter of the Office of LGBTQ Inititatives

Table of Contents: From LGBTQ Initiatives Director / khristian kemp-delisser -- From LGBTQ Studies Interim Director / Suzanne B. Spring -- Meet Heidi Angueira, Administrative Assistant for LGBTQ Studies -- Faculty spotlights -- Alumni Highlight LGBTQ Studies minor Kate Zucker, '15 -- Course Highlight San Francisco: Immigrant and Sexual Cultures -- Curricular Highlights Spring 2016 Courses


"Happily Ever After": The Tragic Queer And Delany's Comic Book Fairy Tale, Ann Matsuuchi Oct 2015

"Happily Ever After": The Tragic Queer And Delany's Comic Book Fairy Tale, Ann Matsuuchi

Publications and Research

Discusses the formulations of queer futurity and normativity in Samuel R. Delany’s autobiographical graphic novel Bread & Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York, drawn by artist Mia Wolff. This love story that is depicted via an interplay of text and imagery resists clichéd homonormative recasting of existing familial templates and questions how expectations queer happiness are bounded by a persistent set of social norms (race, class, education, and income) and their intersections. Also suggests how happy endings can function as a renegotiation of the utopian impulse into something more complex and realistic.


La Búsqueda De Una Agenda En Común: Una Mirada Feminista A Las Organizaciones Lgbti En Nicaragua, Rachel Crane Oct 2015

La Búsqueda De Una Agenda En Común: Una Mirada Feminista A Las Organizaciones Lgbti En Nicaragua, Rachel Crane

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

In the global context, we are amidst a rapidly changing rights landscape for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) as more and more governments begin to recognize same-gender partnerships. This gain in LGBT rights worldwide is in no small part to the political organizing and lobbying done by LGBT-rights organizations. Nicaragua’s history with gaining LGBT rights is relatively new, as the government did not repeal the anti-sodomy law here until 2008, thus stagnating the fight for acceptance in the country. As it stands, Nicaragua has a few legal protections for LGBT people, but they continue ...


Between The Cracks Of Contemporary Dutch Discourse: Being An Lgbtq Muslim In The Netherlands, Christine Choi Oct 2015

Between The Cracks Of Contemporary Dutch Discourse: Being An Lgbtq Muslim In The Netherlands, Christine Choi

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This independent study project (ISP) is the product of a month-long study to explore how the religion and culture of Islam affect the lived experiences of first-generation migrants who identify as queer/LGBTQ[1] and Muslim in the Netherlands. The data was obtained through interviews with five individuals: two women and five men. All interview subjects met the requirement of identifying as queer/LGBTQ and Muslim (with the exception of one, who left the faith) as well as being a first-generation migrant to the Netherlands. Being at this specific cross-section of religion and sexuality and migration is an often overlooked ...


Introduction: The 1970s, Shelly J. Eversley, Michelle Habell-Pallán Oct 2015

Introduction: The 1970s, Shelly J. Eversley, Michelle Habell-Pallán

Publications and Research

Introduction to special issue, "The 1970s," of WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly), edited by Shelly Eversley and Michelle Habell-Pallán.


Two-Spirit Indigenous Americans: Fact Not Fiction, Casey S. O'Higgins Oct 2015

Two-Spirit Indigenous Americans: Fact Not Fiction, Casey S. O'Higgins

Student Publications

This paper examines the narratives of Two-Spirit Indigenous Americans who have been oppressed by heteropatriarchal norms of colonization. Two-spirit creation stories are explored to show the prevalence and importance of their identities prior to contact with Euro-American settlers and the evolution of violence, exclusion, and marginalization due to colonization.The term "Two-Spirit" is examined as a cultural identity of the Indigenous Americans. Finally, the paper looks at how Two-Spirit scholars are looking to combine Queer Theory with Indigenous Studies to deconstruct colonial heteropatriarchal America.


Fearless Friday: Kaiden Krueger, Christina L. Bassler Sep 2015

Fearless Friday: Kaiden Krueger, Christina L. Bassler

SURGE

In this week’s Fearless Friday, we would like to spotlight Kaiden Krueger ’16!

Gettysburg College has been Kaiden’s home for the last few years. Kaiden, now a senior, knew from the start that his time at college would be transformative. He decided he was officially going to come out as a man and live the life he knew was right for him. [excerpt]


The Scars Of Stigma, Andrew C. Nosti Sep 2015

The Scars Of Stigma, Andrew C. Nosti

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“I do”: two words that conclude the plot lines to hundreds of romantic movies. Two words that Hollywood has imprinted in our minds as the culmination of true love – words that children across the world dream about. [excerpt]


Queering The Library Of Congress, Carlos R. Fernandez Aug 2015

Queering The Library Of Congress, Carlos R. Fernandez

Works of the FIU Libraries

This poster will attempt to apply the techniques used in Queer Theory to explore library and information science’s use and misuse of library classification systems; and to examine how “queering” these philosophical categories can not only improve libraries, but also help change social constructs.

For millennia, philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle, have used and expounded upon categories and systems of classification. Their purpose is to make research and the retrieval of information easier. Unfortunately, the rules used to categorize and catalog make information retrieval more challenging for some, due to social constructs such as heteronormality.

The importance of ...


At Your Prettiest/Your Name Is, Jake Phillips May 2015

At Your Prettiest/Your Name Is, Jake Phillips

Eddie Mabry Diversity Award

This is a poem showing the progression of my feelings in relation to my gender throughout my life. I identify as both non-binary and as a genderfluid demi-boy, which means I feel my gender changes occasionally, but I usually feel male. I am a member of the trans community, specifically the non-binary portion within it, and I feel this poem accurately represents how that gender identification showed itself as I grew up, even before I realized I wasn't a girl.


7 Things Churches Can Do To Make Queer People Feel Welcome, Erin E. Duran, Christin N. Taylor Apr 2015

7 Things Churches Can Do To Make Queer People Feel Welcome, Erin E. Duran, Christin N. Taylor

Center for Public Service Research

For as long as I can remember, the church, for me, has been a place characterized by shame and hurt. I remember Christian high school friends telling me that I would go to hell for being Queer. I remember hearing sermons from televangelists about the evils of homosexuality, and church leaders pressuring youth leaders to cast out their Queer members. I've heard more talk of "love the sinner, hate the sin," and "God didn't make gay," than anyone should, and I've even received personalized hate mail declaring that "God hates dykes." [excerpt]


A Conversation With Anonymous (3) Apr 2015

A Conversation With Anonymous (3)

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who attended in the early 2000s and came out during her senior year. She provided insights on her experiences as a queer woman on the Holy Cross campus and shared how her life has changed since leaving "the Holy Cross bubble."

Interview keywords: alum, ally, Catholic shame, college, identity, Iraq War, Jesuit, microaggressions, multicultural, oppression, post-college, social justice, queer/dyke


A Conversation With Joe Sasso Apr 2015

A Conversation With Joe Sasso

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1975. He discusses his experience of Holy Cross during the 70's and the lack of awareness the student body had for any type of gay identity. Additionally, he describes his experience coming out at age 45. In the interview, he reflects on how it would be or would not be different if he had been out on campus at this time and his recommendations on how Holy Cross can continue to support LGBTQ students.

Interview keywords: adulthood, alum, Catholic Church, college, cycling, family, friendship ...


A Conversation With Alisha Thompson Apr 2015

A Conversation With Alisha Thompson

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2014. Highlights of this interview include the interviewee's reflections of campus life as a closeted and out GLBTQ student as well as the sources of support she turned to throughout her four years.

Interview keywords: closet, college, coming out, family, Jesuit, professional life, study abroad, support


A Conversation With Anonymous (1) Apr 2015

A Conversation With Anonymous (1)

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in the late 1980s. Conversation topics range from the cultural climate at HC to coming out to family and career.

Interview keywords: adoption, career, children, coming out, college, dating, first generation, friendships, identity, labeling, love, parenthood, partners, relationships, sexuality, social class, social norms


A Conversation With Carmine Salvucci Apr 2015

A Conversation With Carmine Salvucci

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1984. Along with sharing his reflections on his experiences at Holy Cross, Carmine offers personal reflection on family life, acceptance, and the relationship between LGBTQ identity, Jesuit ideals, and the Catholic Church.

Interview keywords: athletics, Catholicism, college culture, coming out, counseling, donations, families, first-generation students, gay men, identity, Jesuit, LGBTQ, masculinity, normalization, reflection, student life.


A Conversation With Tim Mooney Apr 2015

A Conversation With Tim Mooney

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1992. Highlights of this conversation include Tim's reflections on the Holy Cross campus climate during the early 1990's and the coming out process.

Interview keywords: academics, campus, coming out process, conservative, family, friendship, heteronormativity, Jesuit, LGBT, relationships, religion, stereotypes, Worcester


Fearless Friday: Erin Duran, Christina L. Bassler Apr 2015

Fearless Friday: Erin Duran, Christina L. Bassler

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As we conclude PRIDE Week, we honor Erin Duran, the fearless director of LGBTQA Advocacy and Education. In Erin’s three years at Gettysburg, he has established institutional support for the LGBTQA community and has worked to make the campus more inclusive and accepting of all students. [excerpt]


A Conversation With Jeff Apr 2015

A Conversation With Jeff

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 2013. Jeff discusses their experiences at Holy Cross as an out student and as a student leader and activist.

Interview keywords: activist, battle fatigue, coming out, friendship, heterosexism, higher education, Jesuit, leadership, progress, relationships, residence life, student organizations, training


A Conversation With Anonymous (2) Apr 2015

A Conversation With Anonymous (2)

GLBTQ Alumni Oral History Project

This conversation represents an oral history interview with a Holy Cross alum who graduated in 1987. This alum was not out at Holy Cross. He reflects on his time on and off the hill and on the state of LGBT legal protections today.

Interview keywords: activism, college, coming out, dating, friendship, gay men, HIV/AIDS, legal protections, marriage, media, politics, professors, social class, theatre, work, working class.


Lg Ms 34 Gayla Archives Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix Apr 2015

Lg Ms 34 Gayla Archives Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix

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GAYLA is a brotherhood of gay and bisexual men, “expressly designed to provide mutual support, nurturance, friendship, loving, and mentoring of one another,” in order to maximize personal and collective growth. It meets annually for a week in the summer at Ferry Beach in Saco, Maine. The brothers sustain their spirit through the year by organizing periodic winter reunions, area social events and pot-lucks; publishing a newsletter; and establishing a virtual network through email and a GAYLA brothers only Yahoo group. The Archives contains documents and artifacts from the annual conferences, including photographs, audio cassettes, video cassettes, schedules, planning ...


Gender And Sexuality In Nepal: The Experiences Of Sexual And Gender Minorities In A Rapidly Changing Social Climate, Sophia Greene Apr 2015

Gender And Sexuality In Nepal: The Experiences Of Sexual And Gender Minorities In A Rapidly Changing Social Climate, Sophia Greene

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Gender and sexuality in current day Nepal is at the crux of a societal revolution, as the deeply ingrained patriarchal society framed against the emergence of new ideas results in a shifting social climate in which old and new clash. As modernization and economic development permeate Nepal, they bring with them individualistic ideals which gradually infiltrate society, altering long held social attitudes toward marriage, gender, and sexuality. However, despite societal change and even changing legislation for the rights of women and members of the LGBTI community, both of these minorities still face overwhelming discrimination and prejudice in Nepali society. Sexual ...


Talking Mirrors: Experiences Of Older Transgender Adults And Culturally Competent Mental Healthcare Profes-Sionals With Talk Therapy In The Netherlands, Kate Cieplicki Apr 2015

Talking Mirrors: Experiences Of Older Transgender Adults And Culturally Competent Mental Healthcare Profes-Sionals With Talk Therapy In The Netherlands, Kate Cieplicki

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Historically, both the general population and mental healthcare providers specifically have misunderstood the transgender identity as pathological and unnatural. Despite persistent ignorance in the mental healthcare field about the background and needs of transgender adults, a psychoanalytic evaluation is required by the gender clinic for a transgender individual to begin the gender transition process in the Netherlands. This requirement creates a degree of tension and mistrust between the transgender individual and the mental healthcare field. Such discomfort is unfortunate because statistically transgender adults face more mental health problems than their cisgender peers, likely because of the stress that comes from ...


The Semantics Of Repression: Understanding The Continued Brutality Towards Lgbtqa Individuals In The Russian Federation, Joseph C. Recupero Apr 2015

The Semantics Of Repression: Understanding The Continued Brutality Towards Lgbtqa Individuals In The Russian Federation, Joseph C. Recupero

Student Publications

This work serves to examine the linguistic style and choices used by Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin as it pertains to issues of the LGBTQA community in the country and the Anti-Propaganda Law. Using the methodology of Critical Discourse Analysis, the author compares the speeches of Vladimir Putin to those of Western leaders Barack Obama and Ban Ki-moon, drawing conclusions as to why brutality towards LGBTQA individuals in Russia has been allowed to continue relatively unopposed. The author suggests that it may be Vladimir Putin's careful choice in words and speaking styles that allows the issue to persist.