Gender and Sexualities

Committee Chair

Craig Young (2018 - 2021)
Bloomsburg University of PA

Committee Members

Kisha Bryan, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2018 - 2021)
Nicholas Husbye, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2018 - 2021)
Chad Waldron, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2019 - 2022)
Ah-Young Song, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2019 - 2022)
Corrine Wickens, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2020 - 2023)
Kate Kedley, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2020 - 2023)


Standing Committee Support

Dana Robertson (2020 - 2021)
Virginia Tech University


  • To promote and encourage literacy research that highlights perspectives around gender and sexualities, especially as those identities intersect with race, class, language, nationality, religion, age, ability, and culture. 
  • To increase awareness, access to information, and collaboration among a diverse network of scholars that supports LGBTQ individuals and counters homophobia and heteronormativity in LRA, schools, and communities. 
  • To advocate for LGBTQ youth, families, and educators in and out of schools through policies, curricula, and instructional practices that include and support gender and sexual diversities. 
  • To encourage interaction and engagement with organizations and scholars involved in outreach, advocacy, and/or research related to gender and sexual identities in various local and global contexts.