Our Voices Matter: Stories from UD’s LGBTQ+ Students

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Our Voices Matter: Stories from UD’s LGBTQ+ Students

Authors

Presenter(s)

Heather Ashley, Morgan Couture, Elizabeth Gallagher, Leo Holbrook, Brian Kizer, Christopher Peck, Christina Reynolds, Rebecca Trumbull, Angela Weiland

Comments

This presentation was given live via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: UDI 404

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Description

LGBTQ+ students often rely on their found families at college to be able to truly express their identities and have people who understand what they are going through. During a time of physical distancing, many students have been separated from their found families. In addition, they may be in spaces where they cannot freely express themselves or do not have a proper support system. Our Voices Matter highlights the voices of LGBTQ+-identifying students and their narratives. We have collected anonymously-submitted narratives pertaining to the themes of found family and community during the current pandemic. These will be shared by volunteer members of the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the stories they have heard, and to identify ways they can act in solidarity with UD’s LGBTQ+ students. This is the third annual Our Voices Matter event, and the first year that it will be facilitated as a part of the Stander Symposium.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Laura Gentner Hutchinson

Primary Advisor's Department

The Brook Center

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, Student Development, Multidisciplinary

Our Voices Matter: Stories from UD’s LGBTQ+ Students

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