Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

LGBT Communities

Deborah Woodman

Algoma University

An active member of the queer community in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, this work combines my research interests in the rural communities and my volunteer work advocating for members of the Queer and Trans communities.


Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer Online Communities Rural Communities Historical Communities Rural Communities Urban Communities Political Communities Identity Based

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This book will explore how gender and sexual minorities have created communities of meaning and political expression around the world. Through a series of case studies, historical considerations, and reflections, different communities of gender and sexual minority groups will be explored. The book will give an overview of the wide variety of experiences that people who identify as gender and sexual minority group members have used in the formation of community, both online and in person. We will see that some of these creations of the community are a reaction to the exclusion by the larger society in which members are embedded. We will also see that people create a community in the face of oppression, engage in dialogue and activities (political and social), and create meaning in their identities. We will witness how these spaces give voice to change, resilience, and survival. For all of us who are queer and trans, community means at a minimum the place in which we can thrive and be seen.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 27th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 24th 2022

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 12th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 11th 2022

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About the editor

Deborah Woodman

Algoma University

Dr. Deb Woodman (she/her) teaches at Algoma University, Ontario, Canada in the department of Sociology and Anthropology housed in the Faculty of Cross Cultural Studies. She identifies as a member of the Queer community and has been engaged with volunteer work for years, creating curriculum for Queer/Trans community events as well as working with public agencies. This publication brings her interests together by combining her doctoral work on rural communities with her advocacy work with Queer and Trans folk.

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