Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty, and staff have always been a vital part of the history of American universities. Homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism in the academy have, however, led to discrimination, harassment, and violence, as well as to more subtle incidents of exclusion, marginalization, and silence. Academic environments inhospitable to LGBT students, faculty, and staff also have stilted scholarship, teaching, and outreach in the pursuit of knowledge about LGBT lives.
This is the 111th issue of the quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services.
1. Do Policies Matter? (Beth Zemsky, Ronni L. Sanlo)
The authors discuss the emergence of campus polices regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
2. Campus Climates for Sexual Minorities (Susan R. Rankin)
National Campus Climate Survey data are discussed, with suggestions for creating campuses welcoming to sexual minorities.
3. Analysis of LGBT Identity Development Models and Implications for Practice (Brent L. Bilodeau, Kristen A. Renn)
The authors present an overview of LGBT identity development models and implications of the models for institutional policies and practices.
4. Multiple Identities: Creating Community on Campus for LGBT Students (Kerry John Poynter, Jamie Washington)
The authors examine the intersection and complexities of race, faith, and sexual orientation .
5. Transgender Issues on College Campuses (Brett Beemyn, Billy Curtis, Masen Davis, Nancy Jean Tubbs)
The authors consider the needs of transgender college students and provide suggestions for assisting their success.
6. LGBT Students in Community College: Characteristics, Challenges, and Recommendations (Brian T. Ivory)
Experiences at one community college frame the author s examination of climates for LGBT students at community colleges and suggestions for improving those climates.
7. The Evolution of an LGBT Center at a Public Institution (Robin Ryan)
The author shares the challenges and successes in the process of developing an LGBT center.
8. Incorporating LGBT Issues into Student Affairs Graduate Education (D. M. Talbot, Wanda L. E. Viento)
The authors explore ways in which LGBT issues can be included in student affairs graduate preparation programs.
9. The Role of Senior Student Affairs Officers in Supporting LGBT Students (Larry D. Roper)
A student affairs vice president shares experiences that led him to address needs and concerns of LGBT students.
10. Professional Associates: Journeys in Student Affairs (Judith A. Albin, Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy)
The authors describe and address the expectations and concerns of LGBT student affairs professionals.