I am a candidate for a PhD in Education in the U.S. I am a lesbian woman who has been laboring to increase the visibility of LGBTs and their civil rights here in America. Right now this is an uphill battle, but we are making progress. I am planning to conduct my dissertation research concerning LGBTs and educational issues. (Obviously, I have not narrowed the focus as yet). I am excited to find this website, and I am looking forward to working globally to bring the rights of LGBT individuals to the forefront.