Including LGBTQ Voice: A Narrative of Two Gay Music Teachers

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dc.contributor.author Talbot, Brent C.
dc.contributor.author Hendricks, Karin S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-17T15:36:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-17T15:36:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200530
dc.description Presented at the Diversity Research Symposium 2014: From Research to Action conference at Ball State University. Published in 2016 as part of the conference proceedings entitled Diversity Research Symposium Journal 2014: From Research to Action. en_US
dc.description.abstract While the past few decades have shown promising societal trends for LGBTQ individuals, the workplace is still a space of discrimination for many LGBTQ music teachers. Our narrative tells the story of two gay music teachers (Kevin, nearing the end of his career; and James, in the first few years of teaching) meeting for the first time and dialoguing with one another about their lived experience, sexuality-specific challenges in the field of music education, and issues of resilience and support. This research reveals the transformative power of telling and retelling stories, specifically as James shared and re-shared details regarding past discrimination in the workplace and – with Kevin’s mentorship – reframed his old narrative into one of advice for other LGBTQ music teachers. This story of experience-sharing between James and Kevin highlights the importance of mentoring relationships as a means of support for LGBTQ music teachers in fostering a sense of resilience and optimism in their careers and personal lives. en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Gay Teachers en_US
dc.subject LGBTQ en_US
dc.subject Mentorship en_US
dc.subject Music en_US
dc.subject Narrative en_US
dc.subject Story Retelling en_US
dc.subject Workplace Discrimination en_US
dc.title Including LGBTQ Voice: A Narrative of Two Gay Music Teachers en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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