Ally Development Through Feminist Pedagogy: A Systemic Focus on Intersectionality

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This article utilizes feminist pedagogy to facilitate ally development within counseling students. Counselor educators are challenged to find methods of incorporating competencies for counseling with transgender and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) individuals into curriculum. Through the application of feminist and experiential theories, students engage in a way that challenges traditional pedagogical methods. The intersection of sexual orientation, gender, and race in the classroom can facilitate awareness of the experiences of LGBTQQIA people, thereby promoting skill, advocacy, and ally behaviors in emergent counselors. Suggestions for student engagement in the classroom are presented. © 2015, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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