At the conclusion of my Diversity and Equity course for the EdS program at Appalachian State University, we were tasked with each creating a project, in the form of our choosing, to show what we learned and retained during the semester. The entire time, I thought a podcast recording would be best for me, as I thought it would help me show my creative side, without having to write pages and pages of content that nobody would read. The question was what I would write about.
Earlier on in the semester, for our Current Topic Presentation, I presented on the article, “Gay men earn degrees at highest rate in the U.S.” from Inside HigherEd. The topic was so interesting to me and I wondered it I could build on that article and ask the broader question, “What is the overall experience for LGBT+ students in Higher Education?”
With the help of some very well-written, peer reviewed articles and three very intelligent panelists, I was able to produce something that exceeded even my expectations. I hope you all will listen to both the introductory video and the entire podcast and comment on whether you think LGBT+ students are successful in higher education.
Music by SilverManSound: https://www.silvermansound.com/free-music/the-right-direction
Bailey, L. E., & Strunk, K. K. (2018). “A Question Everybody Danced Around”: Gay Men Making Sense of Their Identities in Christian Colleges. Educational Studies, 54(5), 483–504.
Carrasco, M. (2021, November 30). Gay men earn degrees at highest rate in the U.S. Retrieved February 19, 2022, from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/11/30/gay-men-earn-degrees-highest-rate-us
Pierre, D. E., Beatty, C., & Duran, A. (2021). No Place Like Home: The Coming Out Experiences of Gay Men in Student Affairs and Higher Education Preparation Programs. Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 37(2). https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1062&context=gcpa