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LGBTQIA Scholarship Roundup for March 8th, 2017

By Emilia Marcyk

Current scholarship and academic news addressing LGBTQIA identities and concerns, of interest to librarians, educators, and information professionals.


Bingham, Natasha. “‘Telling Our Stories’: Print Media Interpretations of Moscow Lesbians’ Life Stories in 2004 and 2005.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 21, iss. 1, 2017, pp. 120-31. URL:

This article analyzes media interviews from 2004 and 2005 (before anti-homosexuality laws were passed in Russia), and contributes to a wider understanding of lesbians in Russia.

Farr, Rachel H. “Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter? A Longitudinal Follow-up of Adoptive Families with School-Age Children.” Developmental Psychology, vol. 53, iss. 2, 2017, pp. 252-64. URL:

A longitudinal study which examines child adjustment outcomes for adopted children of same-sex gay or lesbian couples. No difference between same-sex and other-sex families was found.

Pearson, Jennifer, and Lindsey Wilkinson. “Same-Sex Sexuality and Educational Attainment: The Pathway to College.” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 64, iss. 4, 2017, pp. 538-76. URL:

An examination of college attainment among sexual minority young adults shows that sexual minority women are less likely to complete college than their straight, cis counterparts. Sexual minority men who come out during college are more likely to complete a degree than their straight, cis counterparts.

White, Charles R., and Dusty D. Jenkins. “College Students’ Acceptance of Trans Women and Trans Men in Gendered Spaces: The Role of Physical Appearance.” Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, vol. 29, iss. 1, 2017, pp. 41-67. URL:

The authors discuss acceptance of trans men and trans women in spaces including bathrooms, locker rooms and dorms on a college campuses. They found that trans women were more likely to see discrimination, and that cis women were more generally accepting of trans identities than cis men.

Conference Presentation

For those attending ACRL 2017,  of potential interest might be “Diversity, Change and its Discontents: The Role of the Library in Campus LGBTQ Transformation Efforts,” an invited talk given by Frank Golom of Loyola University Maryland. The presentation will

…explore data-based frameworks for bringing about diversity-related change in higher education, the critical role of information (and misinformation) in the success of any change effort, and the ways in which college and university libraries can become key stakeholders in the movement to create change on campus around LGBTQ and other social justice issues.

More information on the ACRL 2017 conference website.

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