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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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Fields, Errol L.; Thornton, Nicole; Long, Amanda; Morgan, Anthony; Uzzi, Mudia; Arrington-Sanders, Renata; Jennings, Jacky M. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2021
Young Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (YBMSM) carry a disproportionate HIV burden perpetuated by exposure to sexual networks with higher untreated HIV prevalence and incidence. In Baltimore, these sexual networks include high utilization of geosocial networking apps (GSN-apps). Our prior work suggests these apps can be…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
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Allen, Luke R.; Watson, Laurel B.; VanMattson, Sarah B. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Research on transgender and gender diverse individuals has often focused on hardships and experiences of distress or discrimination. While these studies advance the literature, much less research has focused on positive experiences. In this retrospective study, a phenomenological approach is used to identify and better understand sources of…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Adolescents, Social Support Groups, Young Adults
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Teti, Michelle; Morris, Kristen; Bauerband, L. A.; Rolbiecki, Abigail; Young, Cole – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Physical expression is key to transmasculine people's identity, presentation of gender, comfort, and safety. We explored the significance of apparel among transmasculine young adults and the relationships between clothing and well-being via Photovoice, a participatory research method in which transmasculine young adults (N = 16), aged 19-25, used…
Descriptors: Clothing, Young Adults, Sexual Identity, LGBTQ People
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Vilkin, Ellora; Einhorn, Leslie; Satyanarayana, Satyanand; Eisu, Ammo; Kimport, Katrina; Flentje, Annesa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Middle- and high school-based programs that affirm diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are related to lower rates of bullying and better mental health for LGBTQ students, yet little is known about how to implement affirming programs for elementary-aged children. This study is among the first to examine how an arts-based curriculum…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Gender Issues
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Persinger, Lisa L.; Persinger, Joey D.; Abercrombie, Sara – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
In this time, when social climate is particularly divisive with decreasing support for trans people in the U.S., we explore the general population's attitudes regarding protections for trans children. A survey of a nationally-representative sample of 765 U.S. adults yielded perspectives regarding policies and practices impacting trans children in…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, School Policy, Social Attitudes
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Vijlbrief, Afiah; Saharso, Sawitri; Ghorashi, Halleh – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
This qualitative study discusses the experienced identity of gender non-binary young adults. Despite growing positive discourse in the Netherlands toward gender minorities, in practice this group still faces exclusion and stigmatization of their identity. This article draws from Butler's (2004, 2011) conceptions of deconstructing the hegemonic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, LGBTQ People, Identification (Psychology)
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Abreu, Roberto L.; Kenny, Maureen C.; Hall, Jennifer G.; Huff, Jacob – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Negative school climate and oppressive policies and laws significantly impact the psychological and academic well-being of transgender students in the United States. LGBTQ students consistently identify school counselors as the most supportive school staff member. Although school counselors have the ethical obligation to advocate for transgender…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity, Student Needs, Counselor Role
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Smiley, Sabrina L.; Wang, Sherry C.; Kierstead, Elexis C.; Smiley-Dower, Alisa; Hamilton, Alison B.; Milburn, Norweeta G. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Introduction: Little is known about geosocial networking dating application use among young Black gay and bisexual men (YBGBM), a group severely affected by HIV in the United States. The purpose of this study was to explore: (1) How YBGBM describe motivations to use Jack'd; (2) How YBGBM describe and experience meeting romantic-sexual partners on…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, African Americans, Homosexuality, Health Promotion
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Dermody, Sarah S.; McGinley, James; Eckstrand, Kristin; Marshal, Michael P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Objectives: To estimate individual and group trajectories of substance use among heterosexual and sexual minority adolescent females (SMFs) and evaluate longitudinal substance use disparities. Methods: Annual self-reported substance use data (frequency of cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use) across ages 13-20 years were used to estimate…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, LGBTQ People, Sexual Orientation
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Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie; Walls, N. Eugene; Kattari, Shanna K.; Peitzmeier, Sarah M.; Kattari, Leo; Langenderfer-Magruder, Lisa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Forced sex is a major issue experienced by individuals of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. Little is known about how LGBQ, transgender, and non-binary young people experience sexual violence. This study examines experiences of forced sex, exploring the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as how other…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, At Risk Persons, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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Okanlawon, Kehinde – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
The study utilized African theories, literatures, framework and a qualitative method with 11 heterosexual Nigerian undergraduate university students to explore their perceptions and attitudes towards homosexuality and LGB persons. The data analysis identified six categories: (a) higher tolerance observed for lesbians than gay men among…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, LGBTQ People, Social Attitudes
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