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Paper Published in Socius, "Coming Out (or not) on College Applications"

January 5, 2022

Nella Van Dyke, Natasha Hagaman, Irenee Beattie, and Hala Alnagar just published a paper in Socius, titled "Coming Out (or not) on College Applications: Institutional and Interpersonal Dimensions of Disclosing LGBQ+ Identities." The paper finds that while many students were comfortable coming out on their college application, many expressed serious concerns about how the information might get back to their parents, amounting to a spillover effect. These concerns were heightened for students of color. For full text see: