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van Lisdonk, Jantine; van Bergen, Diana D.; Hospers, Harm J.; Keuzenkamp, Saskia – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
In this survey study, the impact of gender and gender nonconformity on Dutch same-sex-attracted youth's perceived experiences of same-sex sexuality-related victimization was systematically compared across social contexts. Participants were between ages 16 and 18 and enrolled in secondary education (n = 305). In contexts of school and strangers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Youth, Victims
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Quinn, Katherine; Ertl, Allison – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This study explores the characteristics and risk behaviors of sexual minority high school students using the 2011 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Among 3,043 students surveyed, 8% of students identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or unsure, and 7% reported having contact with same-sex partners. Findings indicate sexual minority students…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, At Risk Students, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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Youatt, Emily J.; Johns, Michelle M.; Pingel, Emily S.; Soler, Jorge H.; Bauermeister, José A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Smoking rates are higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals than among heterosexuals. These disparities are exacerbated during the transition from youth to young adulthood. The current study uses in-depth qualitative interviews to understand perceptions of LGBTQ smoking among LBQ-identified women (N = 30, ages…
Descriptors: Females, Homosexuality, Young Adults, Sexual Orientation
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Richard, Gabrielle – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This article explores the ways in which teachers describe their pedagogical and intervention practices relative to sexual diversity in Québec (Canada). Three variables closely associated with teachers who report inclusive practices emerge: experiential training (based on the experience of a lesbian, gay, or bisexual [LGB] teacher), contact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Practices, High Schools
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Lapointe, Alicia Anne – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This qualitative study captures the experiences of four straight allies' and one gay youth involvement in gay--straight alliances (GSAs) at their Ontario, Canada, high schools. Participants' motivations for becoming GSA members and their roles as allies are examined. Queer theoretical perspectives, as espoused by Britzman (1995, 1998) and Linville…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, High School Students
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Nicolazzo, Z. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Critically analyzing films allows for the interrogation of how such binaries as normal/abnormal, good/bad, and moral/immoral are culturally (re)inscribed, who sets the boundaries of what is deemed socially legible, and who gets to decide where these boundaries are set. This article utilizes critical discourse analysis to explore the transgender…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Films
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Case, Kim A.; Meier, S. Colton – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Lack of training regarding transgender youth leaves K-12 educators unprepared to become allies to this disenfranchised community and attend to their needs. This article explores the pedagogical strategies of two professional workshop models (GLSEN Houston training and the Gender Infinity practitioner training), which provide skills and resources…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Needs, Workshops
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Wilson, Anna – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
This review critically examines "Ugly Ducklings: A National Campaign to Reduce Bullying and Harassment of LGBTQ Youth" through a DVD and educator's guidebook. The "Ugly Ducklings" Community Action Kit has two parts: (1) a documentary about the harassment of lesbian youth and (2) short dialogues with "Ugly…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Documentaries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Lester, Jasmine Z. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Effective social justice movements, including those at the level of children's literature, address the ways different forms of oppression intersect and affect the experiences of diverse queer identities. Children's literature can help combat heteronormative discourse by instilling at a young age the inherent value of all people.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Picture Books
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Gamarel, Kristi E.; Walker, Ja'Nina J.; Rivera, Lillian; Golub, Sarit A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
This article focuses on the function of youth organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities of color. LGBTQ young people (N = 29) participated in a series of focus groups, completed a brief demographic survey, and created individual community maps. The youth organization was described as providing LGBTQ youth…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Minority Groups
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Guittar, Nicholas A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Contemporary youth are increasingly engaging in coming out prior to the formation of concrete sexual identities. They are coming out with an "affinity:" affirming to themselves and expressing to others that "I like girls" or "I like boys." This study centers on the experiences of 13 individuals who all came out with…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Identification (Psychology), Sexual Identity, Sexuality
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Aerts, Saskia; Dewaele, Alexis; Cox, Nele; Van Houtte, Mieke – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Students from the technical and vocational track in Flanders have more homonegative attitudes than other students. We investigate what explains this track difference and if the homonegativity is reflected in more bullying experiences by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students in these tracks. The results show that sex-role ideology and religion…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Bullying
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Yadegarfard, Mohammadrasool; Meinhold-Bergmann, Mallika E.; Ho, Robert – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
This study examined the influence of family rejection, social isolation, and loneliness on negative health outcomes among Thai male-to-female transgender adolescents. The sample consisted of 260 male respondents, of whom 129 (49.6%) were self-identified as transgender and 131 (50.4%) were self-identified as cisgender (nontransgender). Initial…
Descriptors: Rejection (Psychology), Family Relationship, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns
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Anderson, James – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
This article reviews Canadian administrative law regarding homophobic bullying and school board decision making. Depending on the provincial legislation, school boards either have a mandatory or a discretionary duty to provide queer students with a safe learning environment. However, Canadian case law has arguably limited that discretion. Recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Decision Making, Board of Education Policy
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Bond, Bradley James; Loewenstern, Joshua Noah – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
The relationship between lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) identities and negative psychoemotional outcomes among teens is well established; this study analyzed happy memory narratives written by 390 LGB adolescents to investigate positive life experiences that might improve the well-being of LGB youth. A significant number of narratives were…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Well Being
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