Coming out in College: The Struggle for a Queer Identity by Robert Rhoads
Coming out in College: The Struggle for a Queer Identity
Author: Robert Rhoads
Title: Coming out in College: The Struggle for a Queer Identity
ISBN10: 0897894219
ISBN13: 978-0897894210
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Praeger (October 30, 1994)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1311 kb
Size epub: 1458 kb
Rating: 4.3 ✪
Votes: 436
Category: Gay & Lesbian
Subcategory: Nonfiction

Coming out is the process of acknowledging same-sex attractions to oneself and to others. It is both a personal and a public process. For many gay and bisexual students, college marks a pivotal point where for the first time they feel free to explore their same-sex attractions. This book is about the struggles students face in coming out. The focus is twofold: the experiences individuals face in coming to terms with their sexual identity and the process of developing a group identity. The development of a group identity involves a degree of political investment. For some students, becoming political means adopting a queer persona. As one student noted, Queer is kind of an `in your face' attitude toward heterosexism and homophobia. A primary focus of this book revolves around the notion of queer identity and how students engage as cultural workers seeking both campus and societal change.