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Destabilizing anti-gay environments through gay-straight alliances: Possibilities and limitations through shifting discourses.
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  • Sean Currie
  • Maralee Mayberry
  • Tiffany Chenneville
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Tiffany Chenneville

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2012
Date Issued
January 2012
Date Available
September 2012
Disciplines
Abstract
Drawing upon research with Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) advisors, high-school principals, and two district-level administrators, we examine the potential and limits of the safe-space discourse that encompasses the aims of GSAs. We argue that this discourse conceals heteronormative school environments, which supplies the groundwork for hostility perpetrated against LGBT students. We then delineate three strategies- organizational, pedagogical, and systemic-toward altering the safe-space discourse to a forward-looking, social-justice discourse that fosters the eradication of heteronormative school processes.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in The Clearing House, 85 (2), 56-60. DOI: 10.1080/00098655.2011.611190. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Group
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Currie, S., Mayberry, M., & Chenneville, T. (2012). Destabilizing anti-gay environments through gay-straight alliances: Possibilities and limitations through shifting discourses. The Clearing House, 85(2), 56-60. DOI: 10.1080/00098655.2011.611190