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Performing Research in the Closeted City: One Lesbian Researcher’s Autoethnographic Journey toward LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Author(s): Alterman, Amy E.
  • et al.
Abstract

Amy E. Alterman’s “Performing Research in the Closeted City: One Lesbian Researcher’s Autoethnographic Journey toward LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education in Atlanta, Georgia” traces her experiences as an ethnographer in the field to examine how performances of silence inform sex education in Atlanta, GA. Using Eve Kosofsky Sedjwick’s theorization of the closet, Alterman explores the many silences simultaneously operating around sex education and LGBTQ-inclusive topics in sex education to consider abstinence-centered advocates as closeted professionals who are reluctant to engage in public dialogue about sex education.

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