Passage insight

Below is one of my annotations for my panel.

Homeless gay and transgender youth of color in San Francisco:“No one likes street kids”—Even in the Castro

RECK, J. (2009). Homeless Gay and Transgender Youth of Color in San Francisco: “No One Likes Street Kids”—Even in the Castro. Journal Of LGBT Youth.   http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.gsu.edu/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=4&sid=71902a03-ad50-42ae-adbf-0fd418bd87cb%40sessionmgr4008

Jen Reck is the author of this article and has been a lecturer in the Departments of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University. In this article she examines how family issues, poverty, and homophobia lead them to homelessness, thus making “gay-friendly” places meaningful to them. The purpose of this article is to see how participation in a friendly gay neighborhood contributes to the variability of gay youth. The intended audience for this article who be a researcher who wants to learn how different environments affects the behavior or attitude of a person. This information would be helpful to someone who is interested in learning about this stuff, or someone who simply wants to join one of these communities.

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This is useful to my connection to this artifact because it discusses how in different and better environments gay youth can really explore their identities. So in a different environment, they can really be themselves rather than hiding who they really are and that’s what the Castro was created for.

The speaker of this article would be the person in who conducted this study which is Jen Reck.

Final Analysis Example

Use the source don’t let the source speak for you.

HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Military

  • What does the intro do well? Tell you what to accept. Uses mode of communication to bring attention to that piece. Used pathos to connect the readers and in the second paragraph to back up what she was talking about. There’s a research question.
    • Set up a set by step, and make it constant.
    • SIDE NOTE: The Castro as a safe haven, a place where someone goes to be themselves.
  • Where could it be improved? Be constant with the first-person point of view, do it throughout the whole essay. Not easy to know where her evidence is coming from (name the source first)… I have learned in my research that…
  • What evidence does the author use? When? She is paraphrasing the sources that she was reading and putting it in an order.
  • What does it do for her ethos and argument? The research that she has accumulated connects to her work making it more believable.

(Hypo)Thesis Statement

The Castro was created in the late 1980’s, for the LGBT Community, specifically gay middle age men to help highlight the controversial role of the HIV/ AIDS epidemic.


  • The Castro connections to the quilt? (Introduction) How is The Castro embodied in my quilt panel?
  • What role has the Castro played in the HIV/AIDS epidemic?
    • 1980’s?
    • today?
  • What is the Castro?
  • What makes the Castro so controversial? (EVIDENCE)
  • What is the connection between the Castro and HIV/AIDS? (EVIDENCE)
  • What have other communities been created due to the suffering of HIV/ AIDS?
  • Out of the LGBT Community, Why gay middle age men?

Final Analysis

  • The analysis is not about the person, the larger issue embodied with the quilt.
  • What can we learn from my panel about the AIDS/ Hiv Epidemic?
  • Part of the Analysis Essay is apart of the PSD, offers an interpretation.
  • About the quilt: details/ your interpretation.
  • What can we learn about the complex social, scientific from the quilt panel?
  • Argument grounded in evidence from outside sources (integrate evidence into your argument).
  • Posters: summary no quotes.
  • Images, Videos (design and multimodialty).