1st Edition

The 2016 US Presidential Election and the LGBTQ Community

Edited By Pamela J. Lannutti, M. Paz Galupo Copyright 2019
    190 Pages
    by Routledge

    190 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this volume, researchers explore the effects of the 2016 US Presidential Election on the LGBTQ community from a wide variety of disciplines including communication, gender studies, nursing, political science, public health, psychology, cultural analysis, and social work.

    The research in this volume shows that the election had negative effects on the personal well-being, relationships, and families of LGBTQ people. The research also explains ways in which members of the LGBTQ community reacted to the election with hope, resilience, and positive relational outcomes. Moving topically from a discussion of the election and the LGBTQ community at the system level, the contributors move on to assess the effect of the election at both family level and the individual level as well.

    Representing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological approaches, this interdisciplinary volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in the 2016 US election, and those interested in the impact of politics on marginalized communities more broadly. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies.

    Introduction: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and the GLBTQ Community  1. From "Wonderful Americans" to the AHCA: Contrasting Trump’s Nomination Acceptance Address and his Administration’s Actions on GLBTQ Health  2. Who Voted for Hillary Clinton? Sexual Identities, Gender, and Family Influences  3. Families as Transformative Allies to Trans Youth of Color: Positioning Intersectionality as Analysis to Demarginalize Political Systems of Oppression  4. "My aunt unfriended me:" Narratives of GLBTQ Family Relationships Post 2016 Presidential Election  5. GLBTQ People Who Decided to Marry After the 2016 U.S. Election: Reasons for and Meanings of Marriage  6. The 2016 Presidential Election Outcome: Fears, Tension, and Resiliency of GLBTQ Communities  7. Increase in GLBTQ Minority Stress Following the 2016 US Presidential Election  8. Sexual Minority Women’s and Gender-Diverse Individuals’ Hope and Empowerment Responses to the 2016 Presidential Election


    Pamela J. Lannutti is a Professor in the Department of Communication at La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA. Her research and teaching both focus on communication in personal relationships, especially the relationships of GLBTQ people.

    M. Paz Galupo is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Towson University, Maryland, USA. Her research focuses on understanding the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity as they are negotiated in the context of social and personal relationships, with a particular focus on bisexual/plurisexual and transgender experience.