The it Gets Better Project - A Study in (and of) Whiteness - In LGBT Youth and Media Cultures
LGBT Youth and Media Cultures, Forthcoming
14 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2014
Date Written: July 4, 2014
This chapter argues that discourses of whiteness permeate the It Gets Better Project from its message, to its cast of official commentators that communicate that message. Consequently the project is also thereby communicating a message to queer youth of colour about their worth or lack thereof, within larger discussions of vulnerability and victimhood, escapism and homonormativity.
Keywords: LGBTQ, Media, YouTube, Race
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