Although there is a great deal of scholarship on the general topic of leadership, the study of LGBTQ leadership is in its infancy. This entry summarizes what is known at present about leadership as enacted by LGBTQ individuals, bringing to bear pertinent scholarship in several related areas: stigma and marginalization of LGBTQ people, leadership in particular status groups (e.g., women, college students), and LGBTQ career and workplace issues. Much of this discussion is based on the only (known) model of LGBTQ leadership articulated in the research literature, developed by psychologists Ruth Fassinger, Sandra Shullman, and Michael Stevenson in 2010. The entry begins with a brief foundational introduction, followed by consideration of the context of stigma and marginalization in which the LGBTQ leadership process occurs. Then, ...

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