ERIC Number: EJ1049484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 103
Names That Matter: Exploring the Tensions of Campus LGBTQ Centers and Trans* Inclusion
Marine, Susan B.; Nicolazzo, Z.
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, v7 n4 p265-281 Dec 2014
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer (LGBTQ) centers are increasingly prevalent on college and university campuses (see, e.g., Marine, 2011). However, there remain theoretical and pragmatic challenges that potentially threaten their ability to promote inclusive environments for the entire LGBTQ community. In particular, fragmentation of the contemporary movement for LGBT rights (mirrored on the college campus) has resulted in the potentiality for marginalization of trans* individuals' interests in these spaces. Findings from this study elucidate the tensions that exist regarding the efforts of LGBTQ center staff to recognize and meet the values, needs, and programmatic interests of trans* students, faculty, and staff on college campuses, and insights from Critical Trans Politics (Spade, 2011) are offered as a means to improve trans* inclusion.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Organizations, Educational Environment, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, School Personnel, Attitudes, Student Needs, College Faculty, Critical Theory, Social Support Groups, Qualitative Research, Naming, Conflict, Surveys, Needs Assessment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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