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Life after Obergefell: Will Queers Finally Become Visible within Public Schools?

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Part of the The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education book series (CSFE)

Abstract

The 6th and final chapter addresses this legacy of state-sanctioned erasure and what that has meantfor queer children and adults. I then analyze the legacy of anti-queer erasure in U.S. public schools and what might be done to ameliorate this curiously bigoted inheritance.

Keywords

Sexual Orientation Public School School Personnel Employment Protection Supreme Court Decision 
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Notes

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    Robert Kim, A Report on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People in Education: Stepping out of the closet, into the light, section VIII, 33–39. Available at http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/HE/glbtstatus09.pdf. Last accessed on July 13, 2014, 33.Google Scholar
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    Karen L. Graves, And They Were Wonderful Teachers: Florida’s purge of gay and lesbian teachers. ( Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009 ).Google Scholar
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    Stuart Biegel, The Right to be Out. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools. ( Minneapolis, MN: The University if Minnesota Press, 2010 ).Google Scholar
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    Catherine A. Lugg, Sissies, faggots, lezzies and dykes: Gender, sexualorientation and a new politics of education? Educational Administration Quarterly, 39, No. 1 (2003): 95–134.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Jane Bryan Meek, “Being Queer is the Luckiest Thing:” Investigating a new generation’s use of queer within Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) student groups, in Erica R. Meiners and Therese Quinn (eds), Sexualities in Education: A reader. ( New York: Peter Lang, 2012 ), 187–198.Google Scholar

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© Catherine A. Lugg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rutgers—The State University of New JerseyUSA

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