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ERIC Number: EJ856858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Queer Youth and the Culture Wars: From Classroom to Courtroom in Australia, Canada and the United States
Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Stader, David
Journal of LGBT Youth, v6 n2-3 p135-154 2009
This article builds on Lugg's (2006) discussion of surveillance in public schools and how queer youth are resisting schools' current efforts to regulate sexual orientation and gender expression in the U.S. and internationally. Legal complaints initiated by queer youth against their schools for harassment and access to extra-curricular activities are discussed. The number of cases in the past five years has increased significantly and the courts are siding with the youth and their allies, demonstrating that queer youth are significantly impacting the dismantling of heteronormative regulatory regimes and improving the school experiences for themselves and queer adults. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Equal Access Act 1984; Fourteenth Amendment; Title IX Education Amendments 1972