A significant body of research examines the roles and characteristics of teachers who identify as allies to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Literature notes LGBTQ students’ vulnerability but often excludes students’ racial identities as relevant to LGBTQ identities. Drawing on queer theory and a longitudinal study, this paper examines through individual and focus group interviews the ways that a novice English Education teacher shifted from a bifurcated understanding of race as separate from LGBTQ topics to a position that fully embraced the importance of race as a factor in both serving LGBTQ students and teaching LGBTQ-positive topics.
Shelton, S. A. (2017). “White People Are Gay, But So Are Some of My Kids”: Examining the Intersections of Race, Sexuality, and Gender. Occasional Paper Series, 2017 (37). https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2017/iss37/8
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