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The mission of the Sociologists Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Caucus is to:
  1. Encourage unprejudiced research on LGBTQ people and their social institutions;
  2. Provide a forum for current research, teaching methods and materials, and professional issues relevant to LGBTQ people;
  3. Monitor heterosexist, homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic ideologies in the distribution of sociological knowledge and to investigate practices oppressive to LGBTQ people;
  4. Oppose discrimination against LGBTQ sociologists in employment, promotion, tenure, and research situations;
  5. Maintain a social support network among members and build coalitions;
  6. Maintain a commitment to interrogating and challenging oppressive hierarchies within the LGBTQ Caucus and within ASA as a whole. These hierarchies include, but are not limited to: racism, sexism, ageism, sizeism, ableism, classism, xenophobia, religious discrimination, elitism, mononormativity, metronormativity, regionalism, and homonormativity.
Are you on Facebook? Check out our Caucus Facebook page! And, while you’re at it, consider joining our listserv.
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