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ERIC Number: EJ945812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
"Not Going Away": Approaches Used by Students, Faculty, and Staff Members to Create Gay-Straight Alliances at Three Religiously Affiliated Universities
McEntarfer, Heather Killelea
Journal of LGBT Youth, v8 n4 p309-331 2011
This qualitative study examines the processes of forming gay-straight alliances at three religiously affiliated institutions of higher education. Using the lens of Social Movement Theory (SMT), this paper presents the methods and approaches used when advocates of gay-straight alliances at these institutions encountered resistance from administrators. The article analyzes the use of collaborative, conciliatory, assertive, and underground/subversive methods within specific contexts and also draws on three models provided by SMT to offer insight that may prove useful to people working to form gay-straight alliances or to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students at religiously affiliated institutions. (Contains 3 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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