Introduction -- 1. Before the American Psychiatric Association (APA) -- 2. Liberation and Restigmatization -- 3. The Turbulent 1990s and 2000s -- 4. Coming Out into a Hostile World: The Politics of Adult Queer Visibility and Power -- 5. Does it Get Better? The Ongoing Political War against Queer Youth / with Jason P. Murphy -- 6. Life after Obergefell: Will Queers Finally Become Visible within Public Schools?
Since the 1920s, US public schools have focused on erasing queer identity. From teacher purges to vicious bullying of queer youth, these actions have been the norm for nearly one hundred years - thanks to the interplay of law, policy, and politics. In light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Lugg uses this history to illuminate a possible way forward to make public schools places of tolerance and even liberation for both queer youth and queer adults
Includes bibliographical references and index
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