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[Since the early 1990s, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults residing in the United States have witnessed a nearly complete reversal of their social, political and, ultimately, legal identities. LGB and sometimes transgender (T) people have gone from being criminalized, pathologized as...
[Chapter 1 highlights the long hostility towards queer people and information about queers, including sweeping witch-hunts of suspected queer public school personnel from the 1920s through to the 1960s. I also discuss how efforts to offer sexuality education were fraught with political...
[In Chapter 2, the discussion to the 1970s and 1980s, a time when queer identity was de-pathologized by the medical community but then re-pathologized by terrified and opportunistic politicians, jurists and school officials because of the HIV/AIDS crisis.]
[Chapter 3 examines several key events in the 1990s and 2000s that opened the door for greater queer visibility in public schools, particularly on the behalf of queer students who were willing to be “out” about their identities. I also address the dilemmas that queer educators confronted if they...
[Chapter 4 discusses the state of contemporary queer America and, in light of vastly expanded legal rights, what it may mean for adult queers.]
[Chapter 5 explores the state of contemporary queer youth and why these legal gains have not had more influence on the experiences of queer youth in public schools.]
[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.]
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