Confronting Homophobia at School: High School Students and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles

  title={Confronting Homophobia at School: High School Students and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles},
  author={Greg Knotts and D. M. Greg{\'o}rio},
  journal={Journal of LGBT Youth},
  pages={66 - 83}
This study discusses student responses to curriculum taught by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles to choral students in local high schools. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles's A-LIVE Music Project brings live music and standards-driven curriculum to high school youth with the express purpose of teaching content in innovative ways and encouraging students to think critically and reflect personally. This study summarizes open-ended qualitative questions from pre- and post-assessment surveys… 

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  • J. Huynh
  • Sociology, Psychology
    Journal of homosexuality
  • 2022
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