Charlie Hollis Whittington is a graduate student at Georgetown University ’s McCourt School of Public Policy. His research focuses on social identity and public leadership, and gender and sexual minority policy issues. Charlie is the Director of Research and Publications for the McCourt School’s LGBTQ Policy Initiative. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pa. Funding for this project was made available through the Professional Enhancement Grant program sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Coastal Carolina University

Written by Charlie Hollis Whittington