2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Identity and Revolution: How Culture and Individual Identity Change LGBTQ Protests


Madeline A. Moran
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

From the gay liberation movement to the gay pride movement, the fight for equal rights in the LGBTQ community has evolved to fit the generational cohorts who lead them when the leaders change and learn from the past.  As the collective identity within cohorts changes, so do the way that cohorts protest and fight systemic problems.  Using secondary data analysis, I apply the nested theory of conflict to the identity changes among cohorts and how it relates to changes in the way these generational cohorts protest for rights within the LGBTQ community. While homophobia and gender based discrimination are still systemic issues within our society, with reference to the nested theory of conflict, past protests, and ideals within cohorts, the movement towards acceptance will continue to thrive in present day America.

Keywords: LGBTQ, Protest, Individual Identity

Topic(s):Interdisciplinary
Sociology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 309-1
Location: VH 1212
Time: 1:00

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