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The main report is available for download above and to the right. Several documents used for presentation of the research on campus are linked below. At the time an archival capture copy was created (April 2014), the report's home page was http://www.iwu.edu/studentlife/lgbt/research.html. The archives captured a screen shot of its original Web page (also linked below) to preserve the manner in which the authors presented their work.

Abstract

The common perception of today’s campuses as a relatively accepting and supportive campus climate for gays and lesbians belies an oppressive history whereby students identified or even just rumored to be gay faced automatic expulsion. Dilley (2002) traces a history of higher education from 1945 through the 1960s that mirrored larger cultural and social trends that criminalized, demonized, and then pathologized gay identity and behavior. Later trends from the 1970s through the 1990s included efforts by institutions to restrict association of gay students on and off campus, as well as to deny recognition and funding of student groups supportive of gay social or political activities.

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Higher Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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