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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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Watson, Ryan J.; Wheldon, Christopher W.; Russell, Stephen T. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals disproportionately report negative academic outcomes and experiences as a result of stigma and discrimination. No research to date has investigated how being out in different social relationships may affect these youth. We compare youth who are out to family, friends, and people at school to understand…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Academic Achievement
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Ignatavicius, Stephanie – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
Female-identified transgender youth (FIT youth) have a male birth sex but identify as female, placing them outside of socially acceptable standards and increasing the challenges of adolescence. They face numerous potential sources of stress and have a higher likelihood of experiencing negative mental health outcomes due to lack of support, lack of…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Females, Youth, Gender Issues
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Rands, Kat – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
Supporting transgender and gender-nonconforming youth in schools involves changes at all levels of education. Gender-complex education, or education that takes into consideration the existence and experiences of transgender and gender-nonconforming people, should be a basic and pervasive part of curricula and should be seen as critical for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Gender Issues, Sexual Orientation, Identification (Psychology)
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Cooper, Robyn M.; Blumenfeld, Warren J. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Young people continue to endure school-yard bullying and harassment. In our era of advanced information and communication technologies, however, a new variation has emerged: we now live in the age of cyberbullying. The current study explores the frequency of cyberbullying and its impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT),…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Homosexuality, Youth, Bullying
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Payne, Elizabethe C.; Smith, Melissa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2011
This article describes the rationale and design of The Reduction of Stigma in Schools--an innovative professional development program that aims to empower educators to create supportive learning environments for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) students. Part of a larger evaluation study, the authors illustrate how the core…
Descriptors: Workshops, Professional Development, Social Bias, Empowerment
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Luecke, Julie C. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2011
This study documents a school district's coordinated response to an elementary student's social transition from a gender variant boy to a female gender expression. Data were gathered through analysis of journal entries, lesson plans, and interviews with the child, guardian, and district personnel. Stakeholders reported a favorable outlook on the…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Elementary School Students, Peer Relationship
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Ma'ayan, Hadar Dubowsky – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2011
Tetra is an "out" middle school student. She identifies as a "lesbian," a "tomboy," "butch," an "oddball," and a "geek." These identifications could place her as a marginalized and alienated student. However, Tetra was a successful student, both socially and academically. At her diverse…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Middle School Students, Minority Groups, Females
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Athanases, Steven Z.; Comar, Tess A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2008
Using written language of early adolescents at a California middle school, this study investigated seventh grade students' perspectives on the frequency of hearing and using homophobic name-calling, reasons such language gets used, and reactions to hearing others use it. Students reported widespread use of homophobic name-calling but disagreed…
Descriptors: Written Language, Early Adolescents, Homosexuality, Grade 7