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LGBTQA+ Awareness

Engineering Librarian & CAPLA Liaison

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Paula C Johnson
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Bisexuality conference
Author Robin Ochs reflects on the discussions from a conference panel. The panel dealt with the question "How do we live as bisexual?" Several options were presented at the conference.

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence
Adrienne Rich's essay is published in several books. Historically speaking it helped spur the feminist movement.

The Invention of Heterosexuality                                                                                                                                                                            Author Jonathan Katz posits that "the concept of heterosexuality is only one particular historical way of perceiving, categorizing, and imagining the social relations of the sexes."

Female, Lesbian, and Jewish: Complex and Invisible
Managing a marginal identity different from the dominant culture is a difficult process. For a woman who is a lesbian and also Jewish, this means feeling marginal in each of the communities she considers to be her primary support systems.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States
Comprehensive in scope and accessible to students and general readers, Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States explores contemporary American LGBTQ literature and its social, political, cultural, and historical contexts. 

LGBTQ youth and education: policies and practices
This book offers a nuanced portrait of students, showing how issues of race, gender, gender identity, and class shape and complicate their experience; examines the history and contemporary movements for LGBTQ rights; describes a variety of discipline-based approaches to teaching students to think about LGBTQ-related concerns; shows examples of youth organizing into extracurricular groups or creating school- and community-based interventions, and highlights the role of online communities and web-based resources.

Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Muslims
While many gay Muslims remain closeted, fearful of shaming their family, their mosque and their peers, some are finding inspiring -- and unconventional -- ways to cope.