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ERIC Number: EJ1126175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
The "Box"ing Match: Narratives from Queer Adults Growing up through the Heterosexual Matrix
Leonardi, Bethy
Journal of LGBT Youth, v14 n1 p93-117 2017
Using queer theories of sexuality and gender, this study centers on "coming out" stories of ten queer adults. Engaging Butler's heterosexual matrix (1990) as an analytic tool, stories are analyzed with respect to agency and positioning. Findings suggest that participants' positioning and agency were largely affected by gender identity and expression (i.e., inside or beyond the gender binary). Findings further suggest that the heterosexual matrix was a primary and troublesome framework for all participants as they navigated the complex process of becoming. This article argues that teachers must be supported to offer queer frameworks to create safe and affirming schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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