Staff Articles

LGBTQ+ Precarity in Nursing Homes

LGBTQ+ Precarity in Nursing Homes

The article discusses issues around care for elderly LGBTQ+ individuals in nursing homes. Current models of geriatric care are based on cisheterosexual assumptions. LGBTQ+ elders are at higher risk of social isolation, mental health issues, and discrimination within care facilities. It examines several approaches to improve care, such as sensitivity training for staff, inclusive policies, and addressing the specific health needs of LGBTQ+ groups. At large, staff are often not equipped to support diverse identities, and elders may fear disclosure of their sexual/gender identities.

Rodeo Star Event Recap

Rodeo Star Event Recap

On Wednesday, November 8, the Women and Gender Studies Center hosted Rodeo Star: Queering the American Cowboy.

Feminist and Queer Horror Event

Feminist and Queer Horror Event

On October 31st, The center kicked back and relaxed from midterms with a discussion of what makes a horror film feminist and queer. 

Show and Tell: Post-Event Recap

Show and Tell: Post-Event Recap

This past Wednesday, September 27th, the Women and Gender Studies Center sponsored Show and Tell: Childhood Toys, Games, and Self, which was an in-center event to discuss the impact of childhood toys and games on people’s self-perception. For more information, check out the event on Mason360: https://cglink.me/2d7/r2190402