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Brown, Anthony; Buthelezi, Johannes – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2020
This article explores the gender and sexual diversity perceptions of teachers in a support unit at a South African school. The School Based Support team (SBST) is a formal structure that consist of selected teachers who are responsible for creating enabling, inclusive and safe learning environments for all students who experience barriers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, LGBTQ People, Teacher Attitudes
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Snow, K. Rachel; Piper, Rebekah E.; Pittman, Ramona T. – English in Texas, 2018
Gender identity is influenced by a variety of characteristics, including race, social class, sexual orientation, language, and gender. This article explores the importance of critical literacy, critical pedagogy, and the influence on identity development. Furthermore, it seeks to provide practitioners and teacher educators with an understanding of…
Descriptors: Literature, Multicultural Education, Critical Theory, Sexual Identity
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Matic, Dina; Russell, Glenda M. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2020
This article offers a framework for working with international students who are preparing for re-entry to their heritage countries and who present with a social status that is treated very differently in the heritage and host countries. We discuss three specific social statuses--physical ability, gender roles, and sexual orientation--to illustrate…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Psychotherapy, Cultural Differences, Social Status
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Siegel, John; Morris, Martin; Stevens, Gregg A. – College & Research Libraries, 2020
While previous studies have examined lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) information needs, none have addressed librarian confidence in addressing LGBTQ-themed information needs or the factors affecting this confidence. The authors used a mixed-methods survey to assess the knowledge and perspectives of academic librarians in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, LGBTQ People
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Ridings, Aaron – State Education Standard, 2020
Students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) continue to experience bullying and harassment from their peers in K-12 education. LGBTQ students experience discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as intersecting identities that encompass race, disability status, ethnicity,…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Educational Environment, School Safety, Bullying
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Nachman, Brett Ranon; Miller, Ryan A.; Vallejo Peña, Edlyn – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
With one in 59 children diagnosed with autism, higher education institutions are experiencing increasing enrollments of autistic students. Furthermore, autistic students are disproportionately more likely to identify as gay and lesbian in their sexual orientation and as transgender or genderqueer in their gender identity compared with nondisabled…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students, LGBTQ People
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Farr, Rachel H. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Controversy continues to surround parenting by lesbian and gay (LG) adults and outcomes for their children. As sexual minority parents increasingly adopt children, longitudinal research about child development, parenting, and family relationships is crucial for informing such debates. In the psychological literature, family systems theory contends…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Parents, Longitudinal Studies, Adoption
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Goldberg, Abbie E.; Black, Kaitlin A.; Manley, Melissa H.; Frost, Reihonna – Gender and Education, 2017
The current qualitative study examines how parents' sexual orientation, gender, and other social locations intersect to shape their experiences with and connection to their children's school communities. We applied thematic analysis to interview data from 90 adoptive parents in 45 couples (15 lesbian, 15 gay, 15 heterosexual) in the USA, whose…
Descriptors: Adoption, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Homosexuality
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Poteat, V. Paul; DiGiovanni, Craig D.; Scheer, Jillian R. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
As a form of bias-based harassment, homophobic behavior remains prominent in schools. Yet, little attention has been given to factors that underlie it, aside from bullying and sexual prejudice. Thus, we examined multiple domain general (empathy, perspective-taking, classroom respect norms) and sexual orientation-specific factors (sexual…
Descriptors: Bullying, Homosexuality, Empathy, Structural Equation Models
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Vervoort, Alex; Gasman, Marybeth – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This study explores the influence of sexual orientation and race on college alumni giving. The authors use qualitative methods, interviewing alumni at one university in the Northeast. They also provide recommendations for fundraising and alumni practitioners as well as recommendations for those scholars interested in student identity, fundraising,…
Descriptors: Males, Homosexuality, Fund Raising, Alumni
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Herbenick, Debby; Fu, Tsung-Chieh; Dodge, Brian; Fortenberry, J. Dennis – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: To examine, in a probability sample of undergraduate students, characteristics of students' most recent sexual experiences (including alcohol use) as well as their experiences with nonconsensual sex. Participants: In January and February 2015, 22,046 students were invited to participate in an anonymous, cross-sectional, Internet-based…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Sexuality
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Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Riggers-Piehl, Tiffani A.; Garvey, Jason C.; Lo, Marc A.; Mayhew, Matthew J. – Research in Higher Education, 2016
This study examined the extent to which LGBT students were oriented toward pluralism and self-authored worldview commitment, as well as the conditional effects of campus climate and interfaith engagement on pluralism and worldview commitment by sexual orientation and gender identity. Drawing on data from 13,776 student respondents to the Campus…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Cultural Groups, Intergroup Relations, Campuses
Anhalt, Karla; Magalhães, Cristina L.; Klotz, Mary Beth – Communique, 2015
This article provides an overview of the joint "Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools" that was adopted by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Council of Representatives (CoR) and the National Association of School Psychologists' (NASP) Leadership Assembly during the…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality
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Ashley, Florence – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
In recent years, opponents of the gender-affirmative approach to trans youth have argued that it bears homophobic roots and may be tantamount to conversion therapy. This argument is mistaken. In this article, I first argue that there is no evidence that social and/or medical transition is motivated by homophobia. Contrary to the critique's tacit…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Bias, Therapy, Intervention
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Dai, Hongying; Meyer, Ilan H. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Objective: This study seeks to examine the health disparities of sexual minority older adults. Method. We used a probability sample of adults older than 50 years in select U.S. regions from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System with administration of the sexual orientation question (n = 350,778). Binary and…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Older Adults, Health, Chronic Illness
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