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Pearson, Jennifer; Thrane, Lisa; Wilkinson, Lindsey – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Sexual minority youth are more likely to run away from home or experience homelessness, leaving them at increased risk of victimization and negative health outcomes. In this study, the authors use a developmental perspective that considers both vulnerable beginnings in families and the risky trajectories that follow to explore the connections…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Adolescents
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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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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