Short Stories

Short Stories

Date: December 2007
Creator: Gay, Wayne Lee
Description: This collection of seven representative original short stories will include four short stories relating to a fictional location in Dallas, the Starry Skies gay country-and-western dance hall. Three short stories set in fabulous, sometimes absurd settings, will follow. A preface dealing with the nature of fictional place and non-fictional place in fiction will precede the collection of short stories.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
"Do You Remember?": Remembering Gay Victims of the Holocaust Through Jake Heggie's Theater Piece, For a Look or a Touch

"Do You Remember?": Remembering Gay Victims of the Holocaust Through Jake Heggie's Theater Piece, For a Look or a Touch

Date: May 2011
Creator: Rinaldi, Joseph Warren
Description: American composer Jake Heggie's For a Look or a Touch exists as the only classical music work of remembrance based on the topic of remembering homosexual victims of the Holocaust. The composer, after being approached by Mina Miller, wrote this 2007 composition as part of the Music of Remembrance concert series. The music of this work varies in style from a blazing swing dance to a haunting vocalise on "oo." Gene Scheer created the text, delivered in the work by the characters Manfred Lewin and Gad Beck, as a compilation of many influential stories from the documentary film Paragraph 175. For a Look or a Touch chronicles the horrendous treatment of homosexuals before, during, and after World War II. Chapters include an introduction to homosexual persecution during Hitler's reign, a look at current works of remembrance and how For a Look or a Touch came to fruition, an explanation of the texts created by Gene Scheer, a discussion on Jake Heggie's musical setting of this text, and avenues for possible future research. Appendices include text of the German anti-sodomy laws as written in Paragraph 175, the mission statement for the organization Music of Remembrance, transcripts from personal interviews with both ...
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Cathedral of Hope: A History of Progressive Christianity, Civil Rights, and Gay Social Activism in Dallas, Texas, 1965 - 1992

Cathedral of Hope: A History of Progressive Christianity, Civil Rights, and Gay Social Activism in Dallas, Texas, 1965 - 1992

Date: August 2009
Creator: Mims, Dennis Michael
Description: This abstract is for the thesis on the Cathedral of Hope (CoH). The CoH is currently the largest church in the world with a predominantly gay and lesbian congregation. This work tells the history of the church which is located in Dallas, Texas. The thesis employs over 48 sources to help tell the church's rich history which includes a progressive Christian philosophy, an important contribution to the fight for gay civil rights, and fine examples of courage through social activism. This work makes a contribution to gay history as well as civil rights history. It also adds to the cultural and social history which concentrates on the South and Southwestern regions of the United States.
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An Analysis of Gay/Lesbian Instructor Identity in the Classroom

An Analysis of Gay/Lesbian Instructor Identity in the Classroom

Date: May 2008
Creator: Giovanini, Heather
Description: In this project I explore the connection between cultural and personal identity in the college classroom. Respondent interviews were conducted using open-ended questions, which began with a broad picture of the role the instructor played in the classroom and then focused more specifically on the issue of sexual orientation and the choices to disclose or not disclose orientation in the classroom. Thematic analysis was used to examine the interviews, upon the completion of the interviews being transcribed. RQ1: Do gay and lesbian instructors disclose their sexual orientation in the classroom? From this question, four themes emerged. These themes were disclosure not relevant, out of the classroom disclosure, students just know, and disclosure in the classroom. RQ2: What reasons do gay and lesbian instructors give for disclosing their sexual orientation in the classroom? Two themes, fears of disclosure and holding back, transpired from this question. RQ3: How do gay and lesbian instructors foster diversity in the classroom related to sexual orientation? Four themes were exposed from the question, and these themes were paradox of diversity, passing, mentoring, and identity not sexuality.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Cultural Competency in the Learning Environment: Promoting the Development of Diversity Training for Pre-Service Educators

Cultural Competency in the Learning Environment: Promoting the Development of Diversity Training for Pre-Service Educators

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Tolle, Kendal & Smith, Kenneth Scott, 1976-
Description: Poster presented at the 2011 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses a research study on cultural competency in the learning environment and promoting the development of diversity training for pre-service educators.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
An Analysis of Family Reaction When Their Children Come Out as Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

An Analysis of Family Reaction When Their Children Come Out as Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Owens, Tyler & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses a research study that analyzes the way that families cope with the situation when their children come out of the closet as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Anti-Bullying Policies in North Texas School Districts and their Protection of GLBT Students

Anti-Bullying Policies in North Texas School Districts and their Protection of GLBT Students

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Birlew, Payton & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on anti-bullying policies in North Texas school districts and their protection of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transsexual/Transgendered (GLBT) students.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
GLBT History at UNT

GLBT History at UNT

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Roberts, Amanda; Pomerleau, Clark A. & Wisely, Karen
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster presentation discusses research on the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Identifying Faculty Attitudes about LGBT issues: Impact and Solutions

Identifying Faculty Attitudes about LGBT issues: Impact and Solutions

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Lewellen, Kameron & Smith, Kenneth Scott, 1976-
Description: Poster presented at the 2011 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on identifying faculty attitudes about LGBT issues.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College