Exploring queer joy: the importance of positive LGBTQ+ narratives

Author
Heber, Janine
Faculty Advisor
Date
2020
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Abstract (summary)
Media is a powerful tool for socializing society about norms. Media portrayals of LGBTQ+ narratives often reinforce heteronormative ideals in society. Lack of representation or narratives that exploit the trauma of LGBTQ+ characters can lead to associations of queerness with negative outcomes and unhappiness. However, LGBTQ+ narratives that focus on the joy and happiness between characters can serve as a catalyst for acceptance.
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Student Creative Work
Language
English
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