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Queer People’s Communication With Families of Origin

"When a queer person decides to disclose their queer identity and “come out” of the closet, family members are often at the center of those disclosures. These family members may serve to support their queer family member or hinder them, and some members’ actions can accomplish both simultaneously. ..." – By Cimmiaron Alvarez and Kristina K. Scharp

LGBTQ+ Epistolary Rhetoric/Letter Writing

"Approaching letter writing through the lens of rhetoric is not an obvious priority for queer studies in communication. Rhetorical scholars have centered instead on more clearly public forms of queer communication. Scholarly attention tends to focus on the representation of LGBTQ+ communities in the media, as well as the social movement rhetoric of gay liberation, lesbian feminists, HIV/AIDS activists, and so on. ..." – By Pamela VanHaitsma

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