It is a common held belief amongst the intercollegiate forensic community that it breeds a culture of affirmation towards marginalized identities. However, as a competitor I never felt confident portraying my LGBTQ identity while at a forensic tournament. This prompted me to employ interviews of former LGBTQ competitors to explore how they managed their identity. Using grounded theory and autoethnography I uncovered themes related to gender, sex, sexuality, and gender identity performance as they confronted and interacted with forensic competition.
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Reid, Alyssa Barrie, "Tying It All Together: An Autoethnographic Exploration of LGBTQ Forensic Competitors" (2012). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 118.
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