Developing Education and Training Related to Queer/Trans* Identity at BGSU
The purpose of this applied research project was to enhance the current educational outreach capacities of a LGBTQ+ undergraduate student organization at Bowling Green State University, the Queer/Trans Student Union. Recognizing the Queer/Trans Student Union’s current outreach initiative “The Panel Program” as operating in accordance with a limited and outdated understanding of intersectional identity, I sought to reestablish the Panel Program as one firmly rooted in evidence-based practices and grounded in the most current literature. In order to achieve this objective, I reviewed research in an array of fields including those of education, sociology, political science, ethnic and gender and sexuality studies. The result of this study is a comprehensive resource for future leaders in BGSU's Queer/Trans Student Union, containing renovated training and presentation materials of my design which reflect current understandings of the intersectional nature of identity. The intended outcome of this applied research is to aid future Queer/Trans Student Union leaders in their effort to counteract homophobic and transphobic attitudes in the Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University communities.
Integrated Language Arts Education
Dr. Christina Lunceford
First Advisor Department
Higher Education Administration
Dr. Royal Gene Cravens, III
Second Advisor Department
Fullenkamp, Elizabeth, "Developing Education and Training Related to Queer/Trans* Identity at BGSU" (2018). Honors Projects. 346.