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2SLGBTQ+ Resources: For Faculty

Resources supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trangender research at VCC

Inclusive Education - Books

Teaching the Teacher (2020)

Teacher educators have opportunities to include issues of multicultural education, equity, and social justice in the work done with preservice teachers. 

Exploring Gender and LGBTQ Issues in K-12 and Teacher Education (2019)

This book provides examples of empirical inquiries and theorizations that explore how schools can function as more than safe academic environments for gender diverse and LGBTQ students.

Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Knowing (2017)


Teaching Queer looks closely at student writing, transcripts of class discussions, and teaching practices in first-year writing courses to articulate queer theories of literacy and writing instruction, while also considering the embodied actuality of being a queer teacher.

Safe Is Not Enough (2016)

Safe Is Not Enough illustrates how educators can support the positive development of LGBTQ students in a comprehensive way so as to create truly inclusive school communities. 

Expanding the Circle (2015)

This book includes testimonies that alert educators to possible pitfalls and successes of their policies through an analysis of changing student attitudes. Based on these case studies, the contributors offer practical suggestions for the classroom and the provost's office, demonstrating not only the gains that have been made by LGBTQ students and the institutions that serve them, but also the tensions that remain.

LGBTQ Teachers - Books

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School's Out (2015)

Gay and lesbian teachers and their professional and sexual identities at work.

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Trans People in Higher Education (2019)

 Genny Beemyn brings together personal narratives and original research to give readers both individual and large-scale perspectives, which provide unprecedented insight into the experiences of trans people in higher education. 

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Trans* in College (2017)

This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders.

Queer Voices from the Classroom (2014)

This inaugural volume of the new book series, Research in Queer Studies is a collection of memoirs or short narrative essays in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer PK-12 teachers and/or administrators (either “out” or “not out”) recount their personal experiences as a queer teachers.

Positive Space: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment

Searching VCC for Queer Resources

You or your students can effectively search VCC's catalogue using subject terms such as:

Queer Theory

Gender Identity

Queer culture


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