Schuster, M. T. (2017). Exploring the Campus Experiences of LGB Student Leaders with Intersecting Minoritized Identities. ACPA Coalition for Gender and Sexuality Identities.
The purpose of this study is to extend current knowledge by exploring the intersections of the lived experiences of LGB leaders in student clubs and organizations in their institutions (Renn, 2010). LGB student leaders with intersecting minoritized identities are the focus of this study because their unique situation as student leaders requires them to simultaneously serve as leaders, advocates, and social justice educators (Renn, 2007). This discrete population of students in leadership roles provides a revitalized lens through which intersectionality and minoritized experiences can be better understood. Thus, this study has the potential to broaden our collective understanding how student affairs policy and practice can be better leveraged to more robustly support a student population that assumes multiple roles, navigates multiple identities, and often endures campus discrimination (Rankin et al., 2010). Furthermore, in line with Renn (2007), this study may allow for further theorization and conceptualization of identity development for this population of students.