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Book Excerpt: ‘Coming Out of the Closet to Address Challenges with LGBT Research’

October 1, 2013

This is an edited excerpt from the introduction to the book “Coming Out of the Closet: Exploring LGBT Issues in Strategic Communication with Theory and Research,” edited by Natalie T.J. Tindall and Richard D. Waters (Peter Lang Publishing, First edition, 2013).

Diversity is most often conceptualized along gender and racial lines, and the LGBT community has largely been ignored by strategic communication scholars. This book extends the discussion of diversity beyond race and gender, and aims to include new perspectives, audiences and stakeholders.

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Natalie T. J. Tindall, Ph.D. Natalie T. J. Tindall, Ph.D., is the 2012 PRSA diversity committee chair. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and is a PUHR affiliated faculty member.

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