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A Guide to LGBTQ+ Inclusion on Campus, Post-PULSE


Edited By Virginia Stead

The research in A Guide to LGBTQ+ Inclusion on Campus, Post-PULSE is premised on the notion that, because we cannot choose our sexual, racial, ethnic, cultural, political, geographic, economic, and chronological origins, with greater advantage comes greater responsibility to redistribute life’s resources in favor of those whose human rights are compromised and who lack the fundamental necessities of life. Among these basic rights are access to higher education and to positive campus experiences. Queer folk and LGBTQ+ allies have collaborated on this new text in response to the June 16, 2016 targeted murder of 49 innocent victims at the PULSE nightclub, Orlando, Florida. Seasoned and novice members of the academy will find professional empowerment from these authors as they explicitly discuss multiple level theory, policy, and strategies to support LGBTQ+ campus inclusion. Their work illuminates how good, bad, and indeterminate public legislation impacts LGBTQ+ communities everywhere, and it animates multiple layers of campus life, ranging from lessons within a three-year-old day care center to policy-making among senior administration. May the power of well-chosen words continue to deepen our understanding, clarify our communication, and empower us all as pro-LGBTQ+ campus activists.

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Names: Stead, Virginia, editor. Title: A guide to LGBTQ+ inclusion on campus, post-Pulse / edited by Virginia Stead. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Series: Equity in higher education theory, policy, and praxis; vol. 7 ISSN 2330-4502 (print) | ISSN 2330-4510 (online) Includes bibliographical references. Identifiers: LCCN 2017025675 | ISBN 978-1-4331-4628-2 (hardback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-4625-1 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4648-0 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-4649-7 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4650-3 (mobi) Subjects: Sexual minority college students—United States. Homosexuality and education—United States. Education, Higher—Social aspects—United States. Gay college students—United States. Lesbian college students—United States. Bisexual college students—United States. Transgender college students—United States. Classification: LCC LC2574.6 .G85 2017 | DDC 378.0086/640973—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b11502

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