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Dennis, Jeffery P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
A survey of 224 gay and lesbian college students and young adults, solicited from classes at a large state university in the American Midwest and social media sites, reveals a previously unrecognized predictor of the increased risk of delinquency among gay/lesbian adolescents: the belief that "there's nothing out there," a lack of…
Descriptors: Delinquency, College Students, State Universities, Risk
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Madžarevic, Goran; Soto-Sanfiel, María T. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore the responses of young members of the audience to media narratives that portray gay men positively with particular emphasis on the extent to which film appreciation reduced homophobia. One hundred and fifty college students from a Serbian university (M[subscript Age] = 21.58, SD = 2.199) completed a…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Homosexuality, Fear
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Glikman, Anya; Elkayam, Tal Shemer – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils continue to experience alienation and opposition in the school environment. The current study explored the willingness of education students to address the issue of sexual orientation with K-12 pupils. Findings reveal that participants were willing to address the issue of sexual orientation at…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Teacher Education
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Kroneman, Marieke; Admiraal, Wilfried; Ketelaars, Mieke – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Not many interventions are available to improve the school climate for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth in prevocational secondary education. In four schools with different student populations, this study examined the impact of a newly designed peer-educator intervention on attitudes towards lesbian women and gay men and on the class climate…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Intervention, Females, Student Needs
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Baricevic, Marti L.; Kashubeck-West, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Sexual orientation-based discrimination in schools has evolved from primarily blatant, overt forms to include more subtle and ambiguous forms, or microaggressions. To date, the unique experiences of microaggressions among adolescents in the context of the high school environment are underrepresented among the literature. In this qualitative study,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, High School Students, Aggression, Social Discrimination
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Garvey, Jason C.; Squire, Dian D.; Stachler, Brett; Rankin, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
This study examines how campus climate directly affects academic success for queer-spectrum students. The linear regression analysis model with all independent variables explained 23% of the variance in academic success for queer-spectrum undergraduate students (p < 0.001). Three major constructs related to campus climate significantly affected…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Academic Achievement
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Goldberg, Abbie E.; Kuvalanka, Katherine A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Within the small research literature on transgender college students, little work has focused on nonbinary trans students. Findings from focus groups with seven nonbinary trans students revealed that participants explored and found support for their nonbinary trans identities online and offline, valuing in particular the support of other nonbinary…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Identification (Psychology), Gender Issues
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De Pedro, Kris T.; Lynch, R. Jason; Esqueda, Monica C. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Nearly three decades of research have examined the experiences of LGBTQ students in schools. These include numerous studies documenting elevated rates of school victimization, as well as how an LGBTQ affirming school climate may enhance safety among LGBTQ students. Of the studies conducted, research has focused mostly on LGBTQ students in urban…
Descriptors: Victims, Educational Environment, School Districts, Correlation
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Roberts, Leah Marion; Marx, Robert A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Schools across the United States have taken up the task of 'protecting' lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth, but their reliance on identity-based antidiscrimination policies may reinscribe power inequities. While previous scholarship critiques and cautions against such protectionist approaches, this paper explores why such…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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Lapointe, Alicia; Crooks, Claire – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
LGBT2Q+ youth experience significant oppression in schools and there are few evidence-informed programs to promote well-being. This study describes the experiences of youth who participated in a 17-session structured mental health promotion program through their GSAs. Focus groups were conducted with 15 youth. Results indicated that the program…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Well Being
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Wozolek, Boni – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Gaslighting is often discussed as an intentional set of interactions that are designed to leave the victim question her own sense of self and sanity. Through an autoethnographic counternarrative, this article argues that queerness is gaslit through schooling as both a process that is continually carried out and a product that is socioculturally…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Violence
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Crisp, Thomas – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
For educators looking to include literature with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) characters in their libraries and classrooms, it is sometimes difficult to determine which books contain authentic and accurate representations and avoid stereotypes and problematic tropes. Drawing upon J.K. Rowling's paratextual…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Disclosure
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Iskander, Lee; Shabtay, Abigail – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
The Accepting Schools Act (Bill 13), which amends the Education Act of Ontario, Canada, passed in 2012 includes the directive that all publicly-funded schools, whether secular or Catholic, support students who wish to establish, name, and run gay-straight alliances (GSAs). This legislation was influenced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Activism, Educational Legislation
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Stone, Amy L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
This paper is a content analysis of political flyers and messages developed by Religious Right campaigns between 1974 and 2013 to fight legislation supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The analysis focuses on 16 campaigns in which Religious Right groups made claims about transgender adults and children. In…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Religious Factors, Christianity, Politics
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Taliaferro, Lindsay A.; Gloppen, Kari M.; Muehlenkamp, Jennifer J.; Eisenberg, Marla E. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
To address gaps in the literature on bisexual youth, we used the first nationally representative sample of high school students from the United States to determine profiles of behaviors related to depressive symptoms, a suicide attempt, and a medically-serious attempt. We examined the data from 922 bisexual students in grades 9-12 who completed…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Homosexuality, High School Students, Depression (Psychology)
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