ERIC Number: EJ1154645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Cultural Heterosexism and Silencing Sexual Diversity: Anoka-Hennepin School District
Grozelle, Renee S.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v14 n4 p393-410 2017
In less than 2 years, nine young people within one Minnesota school district committed suicide. As such, the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth in the Anoka-Hennepin School District continues to be an example of how embedded ideologies of some individuals can substantially impact the treatment of marginalized groups. Using the theory of cultural heterosexism, this paper will look at the ways in which the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota became a breeding ground for homophobic violence and discrimination. Furthermore, attention will be directed toward how discourses of sexuality, mobilized by conservative Christian groups in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, were used in order to maintain a heteronormative social order.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Bullying, Ideology, At Risk Students, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Violence, School Districts, School Policy, Suicide, Religion, Christianity, Student Rights, Curriculum, Teacher Role, Educational Environment
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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