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Worthen, Meredith G. F. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Although sexual experiences among college students have been well documented, few studies have explored how sexual activity may be related to attitudes concerning sex and sexuality. Limited research suggests there may be an important relationship between sexual experiences, feminist self-identification, and supportive attitudes toward lesbian,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Homosexuality, Sexuality, College Students
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Gottfried, Michael A.; Polikoff, Morgan S. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Using nationally representative transcript data, this study is the first to include a discussion of religiosity in the context of sexual-minority students' academic achievement. This study examines the issue in three capacities: first, by comparing school success of sexual-minority youth to a non-sexual-minority reference group; second, by…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, High School Students, Sexual Orientation, Academic Achievement
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Olive, James L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
This qualitative multiple-case study utilized a life history methodology in which written and oral narratives were obtained from six postsecondary students who self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or queer (LGBQ). Through the construction of life histories, the researcher endeavored to understand how past experiences and behaviors shaped…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biographies, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Wolff, Joshua R.; Himes, Heather L.; Kwon, Ellen Miller; Bollinger, Richard A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Research demonstrates that Evangelical Christians generally hold more negative attitudes toward gays and lesbians, and are less supportive of gay rights than the general U.S. population. To assess these attitudes, undergraduate students at an Evangelical Christian university in California (N = 319) completed the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Home Schooling, Negative Attitudes
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Harper, Gary W.; Brodsky, Asya; Bruce, Douglas – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
This article explores gay and bisexual male adolescents' positive perceptions of their sexual orientation identity. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with an ethnically diverse sample of 63 gay/bisexual male adolescents in Chicago (N = 42) and Miami (N = 21). Data revealed two major conceptual categories: (1) positive personal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Homosexuality, Males, Attitude Measures
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Gastic, Billie – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
This study examined the association between having a gay or lesbian friend and urban students' attitudes about sexual minorities. Results indicate that females were more likely than males to express supportive views about gays and lesbians. The contours of these sex differences were distinct by race/ethnicity. Black males and females differed more…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Ethnicity, Student Attitudes, Females
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Greteman, Adam J. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Exploring the lives of rural lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and their identity work, Mary Gray's "Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America" offers one of the first ethnographic studies of queer rural life in the United States and their use of new media. Throughout, Gray provides…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Rural Areas, Homosexuality, Political Issues
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Barrios, R. J.; Lundquist, Jennifer Hickes – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Scholars studying college student sexual culture in the United States largely frame men as being detached from emotions, unconcerned with relationships, and in pursuit of sexual conquests. By expanding the examination of college sexual culture, an environment often associated with meaningless sexual encounters, this article tests those stereotypes…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Homosexuality, Males, Masculinity
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Woodford, Michael R.; Silverschanz, Perry; Swank, Eric; Scherrer, Kristin S.; Raiz, Lisa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
This study identifies the predictors of U.S. heterosexual undergraduate and graduate college students' attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a group rather than toward individual identities. Findings suggest that affirming LGBT attitudes are most strongly associated with liberal political ideology and whether…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Homosexuality, Ideology, Undergraduate Students
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Bittner, Robert – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
This article explores the nature of young adult texts as complementary sources of informal queer sex and sexuality education, along with a close reading of a sample of this young adult (YA) literature. LGBT teens are often left out of discussions in sex education classrooms in the United States because of discriminatory curricula, ignorance on the…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescent Literature, Young Adults
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Bellini, Christine – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
The history of civil rights in Canada illustrates a growing trend by the government to support the physical, emotional, mental, legal, and financial needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered citizens. However, the education system presents a slightly different climate. Despite numerous policies and initiatives, gay and lesbian students…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teacher Education Programs, Homosexuality, Foreign Countries
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Frohard-Dourlent, Helene – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Drawing on the author's volunteer experience, this article uses the insights of queer pedagogy to review the rationale and practices of a French antihomophobia education (AHE) program. This analysis further serves to question three foundational aspects of AHE, namely the role of dialogue, identity politics, and the impetus of normalization.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Justice
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McEntarfer, Heather Killelea – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2011
This qualitative study examines the processes of forming gay-straight alliances at three religiously affiliated institutions of higher education. Using the lens of Social Movement Theory (SMT), this paper presents the methods and approaches used when advocates of gay-straight alliances at these institutions encountered resistance from…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Educational Environment, Social Support Groups, Church Related Colleges
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Beemyn, Genny – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2011
Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman's "Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation" is a collection of narratives written by individuals with a wide range of gender identities and expressions from around the world. The text shows how gender-nonconforming people are changing how society looks at gender. As many of the individuals who are challenging gender…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Personal Narratives, Youth, Sexual Identity
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Nadal, Kevin L.; Issa, Marie-Anne; Leon, Jayleen; Meterko, Vanessa; Wideman, Michelle; Wong, Yinglee – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2011
In recent years, there has been a growth of literature examining the mental health impacts of microaggressions, which are defined as subtle forms of discrimination toward oppressed groups. The current study utilized a qualitative focus group method and directed content analysis to categorize several types of sexual orientation microaggressions…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Mental Health, Homosexuality, Content Analysis
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