This research study used critical discourse analysis to examine the public social media posts of 37 inter/national sorority and fraternity organizations. Specifically, we examined how these groups do and do not articulate commitments to social justice, with direct attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people in particular. We discuss an emphasis that organizations placed on notable LGBTQ+ dates and events and the distinction in the criticality of these messages. We also illuminate ways organizations raised visibility of LGBTQ+ members, followed by additional ways organizations affirmed queer and transgender identities.
Michael Anthony Goodman, University of Maryland, College Park and and Crystal Garcia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"From Summer Pride to Transgender Day of Visibility: A Review of Sorority/Fraternity Social Media Involving LGBTQ+ Identities and Issues,"
Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors: Vol. 16
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol16/iss01/1