From: [email protected]
Date: October 6, 2004

I am a sociologist at the university of Hartford writing a book on the history and political significance of GSAs. As part of my research I am looking for GSA faculty advisors and student leaders to complete an online survey about their experiences.

If you have any questions please let me know. Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Melinda Miceli

ATTENTION: GSA advisors and GSA student leaders
Take Part in an Important Sociological Study on High School Gay-Straight Alliances

I am a sociologist working on a book, tentatively titled "Allied Forces: The Social and Political Impact of Gay-Straight Alliances," which documents the development and rise of gay-straight alliances in high schools across the country. It is important that the book to include the greatest diversity of experiences from as many schools in as many regions of the country as possible.

If you are interested in sharing the story of the beginnings of your school's gay-straight alliance with me please go to and complete an open-ended survey about your experiences. Neither your name nor email address will be recorded by this survey, so absolute anonymity will be assured.

The book (to be published by Routledge in 2005) will help provide well-deserved recognition to the struggles of GLBT students and the work being done by students and faculty to ameliorate the situation. I look forward hearing about the great work you are doing in your schools.

Melinda S. Miceli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Hartford
[email protected]

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