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... outside the “norm” of society because of their increased mental health problems and is talked about in a way that makes their sexuality a defining factor that dictates their mental health status.
By examining the inclusive and open space that the subaltern counterpublic of NASPA’s GLBT Knowledge Community provides for members, it is seen how they include one’s sexuality as just another part of one’s identity. In CNS News and The New York Daily News’ articles it can be seen how mainstream media has a dominant discourse that separates the GLBT community from society solely because their sexual identity. The goal of subaltern counterpublics is to provide alternative spaces for members to discuss what is ignored or misrepresented in mainstream media, such as the GLBT community being separate from the rest of society because their sexuality is seen as a defining trait.
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