Learning lessons from school: Homophobia, heterosexism, and the construction of failure

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Abstract

Gay and lesbian youth drop out of school in disproportionate numbers. In tracing the school experiences of a young lesbian, this manuscript explores how heterosexism and homophobia contribute to the construction of a school “failure.” It makes the point that what is construed as a “private problem,” i.e., one young lesbian dropping out of school, is in reality a socially constructed issue that needs to be addressed on a level beyond that of the individual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-64
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998

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