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Greensmith, Cameron; King, Bo – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
Within the United States, the American South holds the largest number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, which totals to 3.8 million (LGBTQ in 2016). Metro Atlanta is uniquely situated within the South's geography; the City of Atlanta is hailed as a queer mecca while the suburbs and surrounding rural areas are assumed to…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Young Adults, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Knepp, Michael M. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
Previous research studies have indicated that intergroup contact between heterosexuals and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals has been associated with more positive feelings about and understanding of the LGB community. The current study examined how closeness of that intergroup contact between heterosexual, cisgender students and…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Peer Relationship, College Students, Friendship
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Macdonald, David W.; Grossoehme, Daniel H.; Mazzola, Amanda; Pestian, Teresa; Schwartz, Scott B. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
Transgender youth face several comorbidities with oral health implications, including depression, harmful eating behaviors, and pharmaceutical side-effects. No information exists on how transgender youth view oral health or how they interface with oral health providers. The purpose of this study was to elicit experiences, knowledge, and…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Dental Health, At Risk Persons
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Harper, Gary W.; LaBoy, Richard; Castillo, Marne; Johnson, Gabriel L.; Hosek, Sybil G.; Jadwin-Cakmak, Laura – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
Younger members of the House and Ball Community (HBC) have created an emerging social scene called "Kiki" that has shared elements with the HBC. Given the growing popularity of the Kiki scene in urban communities with large numbers of Black gay, bisexual, and transgender (GBT) adolescents and emerging adults, it is important to…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, African Americans, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Kennedy, Natacha – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
This paper presents data characterizing young trans people's experience during the period prior to coming out to parents as transgender. By analyzing data obtained directly from young trans and non-binary people it produces a sociological characterization of this period overall as the 'Deferral' period. The Deferral Period is further characterized…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Experience
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Travers, Ann; Marchbank, Jennifer; Boulay, Nadine; Jordan, Sharalyn; Reed, Kathleen – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
In 2015 the Gender Vectors research team received a major research grant to conduct research with and about transgender youth in the Greater Vancouver Area. A unique aspect of this research project involved combining social action research with the development of a prototype of a video game as a knowledge translation tool to depict the life…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Foreign Countries, Experience
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Rehr, Tori I.; Regan, Erica P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
The authors explore trans-spectrum student financial experiences through a holistic model of financial wellness. Responses from the 2017 Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness were used to compare the financial wellness of trans-spectrum students to a sample of cisgender students, as well as to explore how students with diverse trans-spectrum…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, LGBTQ People, Student Experience, Money Management
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Bochicchio, Lauren; Reeder, Kelsey; Ivanoff, Andre; Pope, Hunter; Stefancic, Ana – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
LGBTQ+ youth are at elevated risk for suicidality, substance use, and other mental health concerns. Evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions are often the first line treatment for mental health concerns. However, there is limited research examining the effectiveness of such interventions among LGBTQ+ adolescents. This systematic review…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, At Risk Persons, Psychotherapy, Mental Disorders
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Felner, Jennifer K.; Dyette, Omar; Dudley, Terry; Farr, Amanda; Horn, Stacey – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
LGBTQ-supportive youth programs provide access to critical resources and social support in identity-affirming environments. In Chicago, Illinois, an informal network of LGTBQ-supportive youth programs in the city's white, middle-class, gay enclave, Boystown, draws predominately low-income youth of color from across the city who seek emergency…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Support Groups, Youth Programs, Young Adults
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Hedberg, Lara; Venzo, Paul; Young, Helen – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
Picture books depicting LGBTI + families now form a significant sub-genre within children's literature. However, despite significant scholarship on representations of queer people in child and young adult literature generally, the way rainbow families are depicting in picture books, in particular, has received rather less attention. This paper…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, LGBTQ People, Family Structure
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Bailey, Benjamin M.; Heath, Melissa Allen; Jackson, Aaron P.; Ward, Carol; Black, Amelia; Cooper, Emily; Griner, Derek; Shafer, Kevin – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2022
Multiple qualitative and quantitative studies have investigated homophobic language and its associated correlates. However, very few studies have approached this phenomenon from an ethnographic methodology. Furthermore, no studies to date have used an ethnography to study this language in a conservative religious community. In this study, the…
Descriptors: Social Bias, LGBTQ People, Adolescents, Language Usage
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Schmitz, Rachel M.; Tabler, Jennifer – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2021
LGBTQ + young people of color manage societal marginalization related to their LGBTQ + and racial/ethnic identities, which can shape health challenges. Despite their elevated need for responsive health services, cultural competence among service providers has largely focused on race/ethnicity, rather than LGBTQ + status, resulting in a lack of…
Descriptors: Health Services, LGBTQ People, Hispanic Americans, Young Adults
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Miller, Ryan A.; Dika, Sandra L.; Nguyen, David J.; Woodford, Michael; Renn, Kristen A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2021
Few scholars have examined the experiences of LGBTQ+ college students with disabilities, but the available evidence indicating poor mental and physical health, underutilization of disability accommodations, and frequent marginalization presents cause for concern. In this descriptive study, we analyze survey data from 140 LGBTQ + college students…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Student Attitudes
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Fuxman, Shai; Valenti, Maria; Kessel Schneider, Shari; O'Brien, Kimberly H. McManama; O'Donnell, Lydia – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2021
Using data from a regional census survey of high school students, we compared substance use patterns between transgender and cisgender students, and students who did not know if they are transgender (DKT). Data from more than 23,000 youth from 26 high schools were used to compare alcohol-related behaviors, marijuana use, and non-medical use of…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Sexual Identity, High School Students, LGBTQ People
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Sewell, Christopher J. P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2021
In the last decade, there has been increasing research on the identity formation and experiences of Black queer men on college campuses (Mitchell & Means, 2014; Harris, 2003; Patton, 2011; Strayhorn et al., 2008, Goode-Cross & Good, 2008). However, there is scant research examining how these layered identities develop for students who are…
Descriptors: College Students, LGBTQ People, Academically Gifted, Males
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