Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?: Recent Developments in GLBTIQ Curriculum and Pedagogy, Queer Theory Courses, and Gay–Straight Alliances


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For this Perspectives section, authors were asked to consider, "What recent developments have you seen in the curriculum and pedagogy of schools and/or universities on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning (GLBTIQ) issues, queer theory courses and gay-straight alliances?" It was striking to us that some of the essays focused on how far we've come whereas others focuses on how far we have yet to go. Whether you see the queer glass as half full or half empty, we think this collection strikes a good balance and we are grateful to all of the authors who contributed their time and expertise.