The Beyond Bullying Project:
Stories of LGBTQ sexuality in schools



We collected stories in Minneapolis, New York, and San Francisco that reflect the many ways LGBTQ sexuality comes up in schools. Students, teachers, and administrators went inside the booths and and told their stories about LGBTQ sexuality — school assignments, crushes, families, friendships, break-ups, coming out, harassment, bravery, and aspirations.
We’ll share some of those stories on this website. We wonder, what does LGBTQ mean to you?

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The Team

The Beyond Bullying Team

The Beyond Bullying Team is a multidisciplinary [ … ]

Jessica Fields

Professor of Sociology and Sexuality Studies

San Francisco State University

Dr. Fields is the author of Risky Lessons: Sex Education and Social Inequality (Rutgers University Press, 2008, which received the 2009American Sociological Association’s Race, Class, and Gender Section Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award. She is now writing, Problems We Pose: Feeling Differently About Qualitative Research, to be published with University of Minnesota Press.

Jen Gilbert

Associate Professor of Education

York University, Toronto

Dr. Gilbert’s research considers the intersection of LGBTQ sexuality and gender with teaching and learning. She is author of Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education  (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), which won the 2014 AERA Division B Outstanding Book Award.

Nancy Lesko

Maxine Greene Professor of Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Lesko’s research concerns curriculum theory and history, gender issues in education, and youth studies. Her many publications include Act Your Age: A Cultural Construction of Adolescence (2nd ed, Routledge, 2012), and she is editor, with Susan Talburt, of Keywords in Youth Studies (Routledge, 2011).

Laura Mamo

Professor of Health Education

Associate Director of the Health Equity Institute

San Francisco State University

Dr. Mamo’s research explores the intersections of gender and sexuality with health, health discourse, and health inequalities. She is the author of Queering Reproduction: Achieving Pregnancy in the Age of Technoscience (Duke University Press, 2007) and co-editor of Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health, and Illness in the U.S. (Duke University Press, 2010).

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