Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Political Science


White, Steven


Linked Fate, Partisanship, Political Ideology, Queer, Race

Subject Categories

Political Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences


The impact of race on political ideology and partisanship has been studied for decades, with consensus on some things and debate on others. Similar literature on the queer community—while not as longstanding—certainly exists. However, there is not enough academic work on the intersection of race and sexuality and the way this impacts political behaviors. This paper has attempted to fill this gap. We found that queer POC's are not necessarily more liberal or more Democratic than queer Whites. Nevertheless, looking deeper at cross-racial trends, we do find some interesting relationships.


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