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Browning the rainbow : the academic persistence and multiple identities of lesbian, gay, bisexual Latino/a students

  • Author(s): Rosado, Sonia
  • et al.
Abstract

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the current issues that affect lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students of color. Specifically, this research addresses the academic persistence and multiple identities of LGB Latino/a students. The stories captured in this study explores the lives of these unique individuals and how advocating for and creating a positive campus climate on university campuses for LGB students of color generates opportunities for these students to feel safe and comfortable with themselves. LGB Latino/a students, when given the opportunity for increased autonomy in their racial/ethnic and sexual identities, demonstrate healthy and positive lifestyles. LGB students of color afforded with the proper education allow them to explore various identities by having access to the array of resources offered on a university campus. This research can assist university personnel, educators, and advocates for LGB Latino/a students as a tool to better serve this underrepresented population with their multiple identities and learn to understand the cultural aspect that affects LGB students of color with their sexual identity

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