Out & About Campus: Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender College Students - Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered College Students - Kim Howard; Annie Stevens (2000)
ISBN 1555834809
Genre LGBT in Education, Work, Military
Subject Homosexuality and education - Case studies; Sexual minority college students - Biography
Publisher Alyson Books
Publication Date 4/1/2000
Format Paperback (229 x 153 mm)
Language eng
Plot
From California to Vermont, countless college students are grappling not only with grades, jobs, and student loans but with their very identity. For gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students, college can be a disorienting and lonely experience. In spite of tremendous progress over the past 20 years, the presence of GLBT clubs, and queer studies curricula, an overwhelmingly large number of them not only feel isolated, but are too afraid to do anything about it. In Out & About Campus, the first book of its kind, the courageous voices of 28 remarkable individuals, shatter this unbearable silence to provide comfort, inspiration, insight and hope. A young man prevails as the first student to create a gay and lesbian studies major at the University of Wisconsin. A self-described "queer woman of color" helps to form gay Chicano/a solidarity at Stanford. A basketball player battles homophobia on the Harvey Mudd women's team. A brave man attends the University of Texas in drag. Students in North Carolina, California, Utah, and North Dakota reconcile their sexuality with their religious beliefs, often in the face of derision and interrogation.

All of them faced down their peers, their teachers, their parents, their adminstration, and their self-doubts to carve out a place of honesty and integrity for themselves. By bravely sharing their stories, they will help others to follow in their footsteps and help to provide a truly equal opportunity for all on campuses from coast to coast.

Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 578
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Product Details
LoC Classification LC2574.6.O87 2000
Dewey 378.1/9826/64
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $13.95
No. of Pages 320