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Abstract

In this study the ways in which trans and gender variant students come out to their cisgender peers is discussed utilizing a framework of communication privacy management (CPM), which is broken down into privacy ownership, privacy control, and privacy turbulence. Foundationally, this work was intended to magnify the experiences of trans and gender variant students in addition to expanding the application of CPM to the experiences of those who transition across binaries and who eschew them altogether. Previous literature examines CPM in a binarily gendered way, and does not take into account how the appearance of bodies can disclose private information outside of nonverbal communication. Similarly, much of the coming out literature available conflates gender identity with sexual and romantic orientations, this research has a specific focus on gender identity.

Year of Submission

2020

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Communication and Media

First Advisor

C. Kyle Rudick. Chair

Date Original

2021

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1 PDF (49 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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