Culturally Engaging Courses and Campuses for LGBQ+ Issues Article

BrckaLorenz, A, Duran, A, Haeger, H. (2021). Culturally Engaging Courses and Campuses for LGBQ+ Issues . JOURNAL OF DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 14(3), 328-339. 10.1037/dhe0000177

cited authors

  • BrckaLorenz, A; Duran, A; Haeger, H



  • Current literature underscores the need to address unwelcoming campus climates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, and other sexual minority identities (LGBQ+) students both in and outside of the classroom by taking a critical look at the practices adopted at the institution. Using a large-scale, multi-institution quantitative and qualitative data set, this study examined student perceptions of the inclusion of LGBQ+ issues in curricula and how this relates to other forms of engagement. We found differences in student perceptions by major and sexuality, and that relationships between engagement and LGBQ+ curricular inclusion are strong for LGBQ+ and non-LGBQ+ students. Quotes from students highlight the disconnect felt between coursework and discussions of sexuality, as well as the great importance of creating inclusive spaces for the LGBQ+ community.

publication date

  • January 1, 2021

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start page

  • 328

end page

  • 339


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