Multicultural GLBTIQ people often face homophobia from their own families and ethnic communities as:
* Homosexuality is seen as a result of Western influence, creating the widespread perception that being GLBTIQ is in direct opposition to one's cultural identity.
Australian media attention to rural GLBTIQ students has been generated by a range of activists' efforts; notably including the recent launch of a book on one gay man's decision to drive around in a truck to remote, rural and regional (3) Australian schools combatting homophobia through informal interventions (Witthaus, 2014).
Whilst international research--mainly from the US--has considered gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) adults from rural areas to a small extent (Drumheller & McQuay, 2010; Fisher, Irwin & Coleman, 2013; Lee & Quam, 2013), research on younger rural GLBTIQ people is lacking (Gray, 2009).
Albin wanted to simply "document everyday life for the GLBTIQ
community in Kansas." Through hearing these stories Albin became an "active listener," which to her means to "respect what they are saying and really trying to understand it." She feels that becoming an active listener has made her a better librarian and that she can now serve students on a deeper level.
Institutionally there are a number of organisations representing and serving Australian GLBTIQ
We also acknowledge that GLBTIQ
people are not only poorly supported but also actively attacked in Australia today.
It was because of Tami's oral history project, Under the Rainbow: Oral Histories of GLBTIQ
People in Kansas, that we received the collection in the first place.
While speaking to these issues, 'Sex Work' also provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of GLBTIQ
research and teaching at the University of Melbourne.
However, the issues produced by those developments are still hotly contested and in this paper GLBTIQ
educators reflect in their own words on the current obstacles and opportunities they face.
This sub-theme of anger, which importantly buttresses much of the discussion of the social location of gays and lesbians in Young, Gay and Proud, hits an emotional register rarely witnessed in the more welfare-oriented discourse of GLBTIQ
The ongoing preoccupation with these terms, and a diverse range of approaches engaging them, was a key feature of current GLBTIQ
Australian cultural-historical work that was presented at the sixth Australian Homosexual Histories Conference.