Price nominated for GLAAD outstanding print article award

Myeshia Price, associate professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology, has been nominated for an award recognizing an article they wrote for Time magazine.

Price’s article, “Black Queer History is American History,” discusses not only the amazing contributions of Black queer people in building this country, but also reminds people of the importance in seeing themselves reflected in what they learn.

As she explained, “It touches on the value in needing to see your dream reflected back at you in order for it truly feel tangible for some people and how the possibility of seeing that in K-12 schools is often robbed from specific groups of young people. As a Black queer person, I find that there are times when, as there are discussions and debates of rights and struggles, people seem to lose sight of the fact that this intersection of identities exists for people.”

Price’s research focuses on exploring intersection of identities and the unique outcomes that give rise as a result. They are currently a co-investigator on a 2023 National Institute of Mental Health-funded R01 grant titled, “A Strengths Based, Intersectional Approach to Suicide Prevention Among Black Sexual and Gender Minority Youth” that seeks to examine how intersectional minority stress and Black SGM-specific protective factors affect active suicide ideation among Black sexual and gender minority youth.

The nominations, announced last month as part of GLAAD’s annual media awards, honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.