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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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Allen, Louisa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
This paper is concerned with how teachers manage homophobia at school. It examines how they deal with homophobia directed at students, "and" instances when teachers become the recipients of homophobia themselves. This dual focus, on teachers as both the perpetrators and recipients of homophobia, adds complexity to existing studies…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Teacher Characteristics, Social Bias, Teacher Attitudes
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Zmyj, Norbert; Huber-Bach, Lilo – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Although same-sex marriages are legally recognized in many Western societies, prejudices against gay men and lesbians remain and already appear in adolescents. Since a negative attitude toward gay men and lesbians is likely to foster malevolent behaviors, we investigated predictors of homonegativity in adolescents aged between 14 and 16 years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Social Bias, Religion
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Beck, Matthew J. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
The purpose of this study was to provide insight to the lived advocacy experiences of principals and school counselors who received state and/or national recognition for their work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. I identified three themes and related subthemes regarding the meaning derived across the…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Principals, Administrator Role
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Hillier, Amy; Kroehle, Kel; Edwards, Hazel; Graves, Giana – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Research on the experiences of trans youth has generally emphasized their disparate risk for negative educational, housing, and health outcomes. While drawing attention to very real vulnerabilities, these depictions can represent trans youth as one-dimensional passive victims. Some recent research draws on resiliency theory and offers a…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, LGBTQ People, Resilience (Psychology), High School Students
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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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Turpin, Rodman; Boekeloo, Bradley; Dyer, Typhanye – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Heterosexual adolescents with same-sex sexual partners may be at increased risk for psychological distress from victimization; this may lead to suicidality. We tested if sexual identity modified the association between bullying at school and suicide planning among adolescents with the same-sex sexual partners. We sampled 924 youth with same-sex…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Correlation, Bullying, Psychological Patterns
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Bradley, Elizabeth; Albright, Glenn; McMillan, Jeremiah; Shockley, Kristen – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
LGBTQ youth frequently experience bullying and harassment in the school setting. Teachers are in an ideal position to prevent student harassment, yet most don't have adequate training. This study evaluated the effectiveness of "Step In Speak Up," an interactive online simulation. In a randomized controlled trial, 1390 participants…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Bullying, Educational Environment, Teacher Role
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Zmyj, Norbert; Wehlig, Raphaela – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Bullying against lesbian and gay adolescents continues to be a problem in Western societies. Interventions to reduce homonegative attitudes could help to address bullying. We evaluated the effectiveness of a workshop against homonegativity in adolescents (N = 214) aged between 14 and 16 years in a pretest, posttest, follow-up design with a control…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Adolescents, Followup Studies
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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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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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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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Bartone, Michael D. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Are being Black and gay problematic in the United States? Are Black gay youth "suffering" with these two intersecting identities? Traditional Eurocentric epistemologies would have one believe that Black males, Black gay males, and gay males (liminal groups) are suffering, rarely acknowledging those successfully navigating through…
Descriptors: African Americans, Homosexuality, Identification (Psychology), Males
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Burford, James; Lucassen, Mathijs F. G.; Hamilton, Thomas – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Drawing on data from an Aotearoa/New Zealand study of more than 230 secondary students, this article evaluates the potential of a 60-min gender diversity workshop to address bullying and promote positive environments for learning. Students completed pre- and postworkshop questionnaires. The authors used descriptive statistics to summarize results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Bullying, Educational Environment
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