ERIC Number: EJ1106135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Young, Queer, and Catholic: Youth Resistance to Homophobia in Catholic Schools
Callaghan, Tonya D.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v13 n3 p270-287 2016
Drawing from the author's 5-year, multimethod qualitative study, this article argues that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students in Canadian Catholic schools are not inherently mentally ill, passive victims in need of special Catholic pastoral care; instead, they are activists who strongly resist homophobic oppression in school. This article concentrates on three youth activists, whose stories are analyzed through narrative inquiry and are contextualized in the larger study's methodology. The article concludes that antihomophobia education efforts should not overlook potential student leaders in Catholic schools.
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Catholic Schools, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Qualitative Research, Social Bias, Activism, High School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada