Exploring the Experiences of LGBTQ Persons with Disabilities at the Collegiate Level

This presentation will discuss the preliminary results of an exploratory critical ethnographic study, which focuses on the experiences of LGBTQ persons with disabilities at the collegiate level.

  1. 1. Understand the experiences of LGBTQ persons with disabilities attending two and four year postsecondary institutions throughout the United States.
  2. 2. Understand how these experiences can inform policies and procedures that support the needs of LGBTQ persons with disabilities at the collegiate level.
  3. 3. Understand how current disability and queer theory can inform theories focusing on intersectionality (i.e. multiple identities).
  4. 4. Understand how this type of research can inform how people look at the disabled and LGBTQ populations at the postsecondary level and beyond.
  5. 5. Understand how current research and policies considers persons with disabilities and/or members of the LGBTQ community and why this is problematic.
  • DAY 1. The Thursday Poster Presentation SessionThursday, December 4, 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Grand Ballroom North B (Set Up will be 1:30 to 4:30 PM)
  • DAY 2. The Small meeting sessionsFriday, December 5, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Mtg Planner Office A
  • BEST Posters AwardsFriday, December 5 at 2:10 PM. Grand Ballroom North B