Lucas Nguyen (he/they) is a transgender preservice music teacher who, like many other LGBT+ teachers, has to “negotiate the closet” and balance his personal and professional identities in front of his students, colleagues, and school administration.
In the spring semester of 2020, he completed his teaching residency at Ben Franklin High School’s instrumental music program in New Orleans, unsure and unprepared to express himself as a transgender person, as a competent musician, and as a new teacher simultaneously.
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