Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer College Students

Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer College Students

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ISBN: 978-1-64267-176-6

Edited by Craig M. McGill and Jennifer Joslin
Foreword by Kristen A. Renn

Changes on college and university campuses have echoed changes in U.S. popular culture, politics, and religion since the 1970s through unprecedented visibility of LGBTQA persons and issues. In the face of hostile campus cultures, LGBTQA students rely on knowledgeable academic advisors for support, nurturance, and the resources needed to support their persistence. This edited collection offers theoretical understanding of the literature of the field, practical strategies that can be implemented at different institutions, and best practices that helps students, staff, and faculty members understand more deeply the challenges and rewards of working constructively with LGBTQA students. In addition, allies in the field of academic advising (both straight/cis-identified and queer) reflect on becoming an ally, describe obstacles and challenges they have experienced and offer advice to those seeking to deepen their commitment to ally-hood.

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