Slamming the Closet Door and Taking Control: Analysis of Personal Transformation and Social Change as LGBT Podcasting Blazes a Trail of Democratization of the Media

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Empowerment, voice, transformative learning, new media, LGBT, technology


Mainstream media prohibits free publication and circulation of LGBT perspectives; this research analyzes and reveals the rapid development and metamorphosis of the LGBT podcasting community (2005-2008) from a queer theory framework. Included are current use and opportunities for new media as instructional tools of voice and equity in adult learning. Participants are encouraged to listen to podcasts produced by the researcher for an introduction to the topic. Post-conference dialogue will also be available.

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Presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Allies (LGBTQ&A) Pre-Conference in June 2008 in St. Louis, MI