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Carrara, Sergio; Nascimento, Marcos; Duque, Aline; Tramontano, Lucas – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
Diversity in School is a Brazilian initiative that seeks to increase understanding, recognition, respect, and value social and cultural differences through offering an e-learning course on gender, sexuality, and ethnic relations for teachers and school administrators in the public school system. The course and its objectives aim to enable staff…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Callaghan, Tonya D. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 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.…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Catholic Schools, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Lewis, Marilyn W.; Ericksen, Kirsten S. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students attending an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) may experience bullying. Using snowball sampling, the authors recruited six LGBTQ students for a focus group to learn how they perceived their HBCU campus atmosphere toward LGBTQ students. Thirty faculty…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Environment, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Poteat, V. Paul; Scheer, Jillian R. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and heterosexual youth from diverse backgrounds. Although some attention has been given to youth members in general, little attention has been given to adult advisors. Among 47 GSA advisors from 33 high schools (39 cisgender female, 8 cisgender male), the authors…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Homosexuality, High School Students, Organizations (Groups)
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Swanson, Katie; Gettinger, Maribeth – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
This study focused on the association between 3 school-level supports for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and teachers' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward LGBT youth. Framed within social support theory, the study used survey method with a sample of 98 teachers in Grades 6-12. The purpose was to examine the relation…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Kwok, Diana K. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
Heterosexism faced by sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer/questioning [LGBQ]) students has been extensively studied internationally in the past 2 decades but has only recently received attention from Hong Kong Chinese society. Chinese LGBQ students are not guaranteed to be included in Hong Kong schools, where antidiscrimination…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Foreign Countries, Sexual Orientation, Social Discrimination
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Graybill, Emily C.; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Dever, Bridget V.; Greenberg, Daphne; Roach, Andrew T.; Morillas, Catalina – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Using an ecological model, the individual-, school-, and sociocultural-level characteristics that affect gay-straight alliance (GSA) advisors were examined in the current study. The formation of GSAs has been one way that schools have sought to improve the school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Limited information…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Clubs
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Abate, Michelle Ann – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Throughout the "Hunger Games" trilogy, the residents of the Capitol are associated with an array of physical, behavioral, and sartorial traits that have stereotypically been associated with homosexuality in general and gay men in particular. Although none of these characters is explicitly identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual,…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Social Attitudes
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Nunn, Lisa M.; Bolt, Sophia C. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
College campuses are known to be heteronormative environments that often foster heterosexism and homophobia. There is a broad call for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) awareness-building curricula as one avenue for positive change in campus climates. This study interrogates the effects of an experiential learning activity…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, College Environment
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Stewart, Brandon T.; Heck, Nicholas C.; Cochran, Bryan N. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Sexual minority youth are an at-risk group for negative health outcomes. The present study compares descriptive characteristics and outness of sexual minority youth who attend religious schools to sexual minorities who do not attend religious schools, and also investigates if attending religiously affiliated schools is associated with levels of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, High School Students
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Ngo, Bic; Kwon, Melissa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This article draws on in-depth qualitative interviews with two queer Hmong immigrant youth to explore experiences of family care, support, and acceptance. It offers an alternative to discourses of family rejection. It illustrates the ways in which Hmong youth are constructing queer identities while maintaining close relationships to blood family.…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Hmong People, Immigrants, Youth
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Watson, Ryan J.; Wheldon, Christopher W.; Russell, Stephen T. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals disproportionately report negative academic outcomes and experiences as a result of stigma and discrimination. No research to date has investigated how being out in different social relationships may affect these youth. We compare youth who are out to family, friends, and people at school to understand…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Academic Achievement
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Allen, Louisa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This article is concerned with interrogating what has evolved as "normal" representations of the schooling experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in literature concerned with social/sexual justice. It argues that these representations necessitate understanding LGBT within a binary of either…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Educational Environment
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Cassar, Joanne – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Graffiti on the female students' lavatory doors of a higher education institution in Malta, most often describing sexual and romantic desires, demonstrates how students create alternative spaces beyond formal learning environments to acquire knowledge about sex and sexual orientation. This article presents a study of the writings that document the…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Sexuality, Homosexuality
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Craig, Shelley L.; McInroy, Lauren; McCready, Lance T.; Alaggia, Ramona – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth have the potential for considerable resilience. Positive media representations may mediate negative experiences and foster self-esteem, yet the relationship between resilience and both traditional offline and new online media remains underaddressed for this population. This…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Youth
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