Queer Minicon Sessions

Remembrance of Randall Kenan
Randall Garrett Kenan, a Carolina alumnus, master storyteller and professor of creative writing in the College of Arts & Sciences’ department...
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The Burden Never Laid: A Modified Scoping Literature Review Examining the Relationship Between Black Gay Men and the Black Church
“The Burden Never Laid” is a modified scoping literature review that examines the relationship between Black gay men and their ties to the Black...
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Space Husbands: What I’ve Learned from Kirk/Spock Fanfic
From 2014 to 2016 I conducted research on Kirk/Spock fanfiction. This research included interviewing fanfiction readers and writers, participating in...
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The Heteronormative Matrix
Is it possible to live the majority of your life in a space you know very little about? Quite possible. Welcome to the heteronormative matrix, where...
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Disentangling the Differential Impacts of Stress on Risk-taking Behavior in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
The prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has become increasingly more apparent. As a result, the influence of these forms of trauma...
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Queering Punk: Queercore 101
This presentation explores queercore, a subgenre of punk music that focuses on radical politics and queer themes. I’ll go over a brief history of...
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Best Friends Forever: Young Girls' Media and a Sapphic Sensibility
I'm a big fan of children's movies. Ask any of my friends and they'll tell you about my love for the early 2000's Barbie movies, or my tendency to...
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Personal Archives, Bad Feelings, and Queer Futurity
My personal archive is full of “bad feelings,” and ripe for exploration. By appropriating it, I try to both harness the bad feelings it contains...
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Flipping the Script: Situating the Pink Triangle in Gay History
This paper will investigate how the pink triangle and its various affiliated rallying cries demonstrate the goals and attitudes of gay people who...
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Experiences of LGBTQ People of Color in Mental Health Services and Substances Abuse Services: A Systematic Review
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Gender nonconforming, People of Color (LGBTQ+ POC) face a myriad of challenges due to inhabiting multiple...
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