Year: 2014 Source: Humanity & Society.(2013).37(1):35-54.doi: 10.1177/0160597612454358 SIEC No: 20140125

This article explores sexual minority youth empowerment by examining the experiences of Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club members, advisors, and school administrators. Drawing on current research into heteronormativity and social stigma, the author applies ZimmermanÕs three levels of empowerment, psychological, organizational, and community, to examine the ways in which GSA members are empowered (or not empowered) to challenge the heteronormative culture upon which their stigmatized sexual identity and the need for GSAs is based.

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