Gender and Sexualities

Committee Chair

Craig Young (2018 - 2021)
Bloomsburg University of PA

Committee Members

  • Craig Young (2018-2019)
  • Kisha Bryan (2018-2021)
  • Nicholas Husbye (2018-2021)
  • Laura Jimenez (2018-2020)
  • Jon Wargo (2018-2020)
  • Amy Vetter (2018-2019)
  • Rachel Skrlac Lo (2018-2019)


  • 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.