UCR Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSST)
Book Salon Series & Dialogue

UCR GSST Assistant Professor Brandon Andrew Robinson in Dialogue with Assistant Professor Terrell Winder (UC Santa Barbara)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth are disproportionately represented in the U.S. youth homelessness population. Based on interviews and ethnographic fieldwork in central Texas, Coming Out to the Streets looks into the LGBTQ youth's lives before they experience homelessness— within their families, schools, and other institutions—and later when they navigate the streets, deal with police, and access shelters and other services. Through this documentation, Brandon Andrew Robinson shows how poverty and racial inequality shape the ways that the LGBTQ youth negotiate their gender and sexuality before and while they are experiencing homelessness. To address LGBTQ youth homelessness, Professor Robinson contends that solutions must move beyond blaming families for rejecting their child. In highlighting the voices of the LGBTQ youth, Robinson calls for queer and trans liberation through systemic change.

Register now: https://ucr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoc-uvrjwsGtIzEnjJJ0JD9UXHDGziLOx8

Co-sponsored by GSST and the Center for Ideas & Society (CIS). To purchase a copy of Professor Robinson’s book, please go to the University of California Press website (ucpress.edu) and use the following code for a 30% discount at checkout: 17M6662

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