Constructing Queer Identity in Rural America

Henry Jenkins, author of Convergence Culture, interviews Mary L. Gray, author of Out in the Country, about the processes through which queer youth in the country construct and maintain their identities.

What do you think are some of the biggest misconceptions we have about the experience of growing up queer in Rural America?

Our biggest misconception is that growing up queer in Rural America is, by definition, awful. Our second biggest misconception is that it must be uniformly better for queer youth living in cities. And the third misconception: that the Internet must make it better for all these kids.

Read the whole interview on Henry’s blog.

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