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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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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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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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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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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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Spencer, Leland G.; Patterson, G – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Sexual and gender minorities have long quibbled over whether the "LGBT" moniker (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) is inclusive enough. While we celebrate the proliferation of sexual and gender identities, we also believe that this ever-expanding moniker has become an alibi for disavowing institutional violence--particularly in higher…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Joy, Phillip; Numer, Matthew – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
University can be a critical time for queer identifying youth as they attempt to navigate new relationships and heteronormative and, sometimes, hostile environments. Involvement in queer student groups is one strategy to develop protective mechanisms for these students. This research examines the effect of participation in a queer advocacy group…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Photography, Homosexuality, Student Organizations
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Okanlawon, Kehinde – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
There is a dearth of research on homophobic bullying in Nigerian schools. Using data from 14 in-depth interviews and public media sources that were analyzed thematically, this formative research examined homophobic bullying using Nigerian universities as a case study to bring attention to the need for policies and interventions to make schools…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Bias, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Poteat, V. Paul; Berger, Christian; Dantas, Julio – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Victimization based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender expression (SOGE) carries significant consequences. In this study, we examined how SOGE-based victimization and contextual factors predicted truancy among 886 Chilean students (M[subscript age] = 16.00, SD = 1.30) in four high schools. Victimization predicted truancy…
Descriptors: Victims, Truancy, Educational Environment, School Safety
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Taylor, Catherine G.; Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Peter, Tracey; Ristock, Janice; Short, Donn; Campbell, Christopher – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
The Every Teacher Project involved large-scale survey research conducted to identify the beliefs, perspectives, and practices of Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators in Canadian public schools regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)-inclusive education. Comparisons are made between LGBTQ and cisgender heterosexual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Surveys, Public School Teachers
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Magic, Jasna; Maljevac, Simon – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
Research has highlighted that during school, European lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experience significantly higher levels of discrimination and verbal, physical, and sexual violence in comparison with their heterosexual peers. Slovenian youth are not exempt from this experience. While the educational system is exclusively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Reygan, Finn – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
The limited research indicates that homophobia is widespread in South African schools and that schools are ill-prepared to challenge homophobic bullying. In this context, using Kumashiro's antioppressive educational framework, the author outlines the process of developing an antihomophobic educational resource for use in South African schools, its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Safety, Bullying, Homosexuality
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Baruch-Dominguez, Ricardo; Infante-Xibille, Cesar; Saloma-Zuñiga, Claudio E. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
Homophobic and transphobic bullying, through teasing, physical violence, and other forms of aggression, is a problem that affects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at all levels of education. Even though there have been legal changes in Mexico to protect human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, schools are…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Bias, National Surveys, Sexual Orientation
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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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