The Vermont Connection


Grant Hoover


Although a growing body of scholarship describes the developmental experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and the popular subject of campus leadership continues to gain depth, there is little research telling us about the intersection of these two identities: the LGBT student leader. The existing research reveals that there is a variety of LGBT student leader types, each with their own set of values, preferred leadership contexts, and working styles. Using the current literature as a base-point for practice, I put forth a series of recommendations and best practices so that student affairs professionals can better engage the diverse identities and subgroups that make up the LGBT student leader community.