cover of book Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian and Bisexual in a College Sorority

EDITORS: Shane L. Windmeyer and Pamela W. Freeman
PUBLISHER: Alyson Publications
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
DATE: 2000
PRINTING: First
PAGES: 336
ISBN:
1555835880

Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian and Bisexual in a College Sorority

edited by Shane L. Windmeyer and Pamela W. Freeman

The first-person accounts of 25 women stand as a powerful and courageous collective effort to address the traditionally homophobic and heterosexist atmosphere within sororities and gain greater understanding of the true nature of sisterhood in Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian and Bisexual in a College Sorority.

INCLUSION CRITERIA

The collection includes stories from bisexual students.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Acknowledgement
  • Editor’s Note
  • About the Lambda 10 Project
  • Inter/National Sorority Chapter Listing
  • Uppercase Greek Alphabet
  • Foreward by Sheila James Kuehl
  • Introduction by Nancy J. Evans
  • QUESTIONING
    • In Your Eyes by Kristin H. Griffith
    • Never, Never Land by Elana Mendelson
    • Anchor of Denial by K. P. Brown
    • Mistaken Identity by Nancy Haver
    • I Have a Sister by Liz Garibay and Sandie Bass
    • Better Late Than Never by Kristine L. Abney
  • ANGER, FEAR AND REJECTION
    • The Club by Jane Barnes
    • One Heart, One Way by Mollie M. Monahan
    • Nightmare of a National Officer by Carolyn
    • The Back Steps by Tiffany Hendrix
    • On Trial by Ali Cannon
    • PanHELLenic Experience by Helen Harrell
    • A Chance to Reject by Chris Hampton
    • Belong to Myself by Jennifer “Smitty” Smith
  • SISTERLY LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
    • And Then I Kissed a Woman by E. Guzik
    • Who I Am by by “Christina Galabres”
    • More Than a Token Lesbian by Dianne Catalano
    • A Quiet Acceptance by Katie Stuckemeyer
    • Sharing My Secret by Michelle Fouts
    • My Sister, My Love by “Jessi Opynth”
    • Unconditional Love by “Marie Baker”
  • OUT AND PROUD
    • In Pursuit of Ani DiFranco by Lindsay Hey
    • It’s Nice To Have a Dyke Around the House by Erin A. Lawson
    • Truth or Dare by Kelly Steelman
    • Out Greek Leader by “Sheryl Solomon”
    • The True Test by Sara Sperling
    • The Food Chain by E. Plemons
    • Sisterhood by Krista Dunbar
    • Rushing Out by Leanna L. Heritage
  • STRAIGHT SISTERS’ PERSPECTIVES
    • Friend for Life by Jessie Strauss
    • Unnaturally Close by Selene Jones
  • CONCLUSION by Shane L. Windmeyer and Pamela W. Freeman
  • INTERVENTIONS AND RESOURCES
    • How to Use Stories as an Educational Tool
    • Meaning of Sisterhood Concentric Circle Exercise
    • How Homophobia Hurts Sisterhood
    • What Do You Do When You Learn a Sister is a Lesbian or Bisexual?
    • Creating a Greek Safe Zone Ally Program contributed by Regina Young Hyatt
    • Because the Bible Tells Me So… contributed by Rebecca Jimenez and Douglass Bauder
    • Dealing with Sororities and Sexual Orientation contributed by Teresa L. Hall
    • Responding to a Tragedy of Homophobia contributed by Sonia ImMasche
    • Checklist for Climate of Acceptance
    • Questions, Policy Statements, and Resolutions Affirming Diversity
    • Out & Online: Being Gay and Greek Resources
    • It’s All Gay and Greek to Me: Definitions of Commonly Used Gay and Greek Terminology
  • About the Editors
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