Sometimes a research project needs someone to whip it into shape.
The disconnect I felt and still feel between my own experience and the stories of queer folks flooding gay TikTok make it seem as if being queer is easy, safe, and resistance-free within our contemporary world when in fact it isn’t.
Sometimes I look back at my own coming out sequence and wonder why I did it at all.
When we began this version of Beyond Bullying—all online, with students and teachers mostly working from home—we didn’t know how it would go.
Because we seek validation in our queer communities, we may be quick to play our expected roles.
I wanted a sign that I could look for in others, a sign I could sport myself.