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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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Quidley-Rodriguez, Narciso; Gattamorta, Karina – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Sexual minority youth are at increased risk for certain negative health outcomes compared to non-sexual minority counterparts. Some Hispanic cultural factors may cause parents to react negatively to sexual orientation disclosure. Few family-based interventions working with sexual minority youth and families exist, and no intervention has been…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Social Bias, Hispanic Americans, Cultural Influences
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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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Harper, Christopher R.; Clayton, Heather B.; Andrzejewski, Jack; Johns, Michelle M. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Limited information exists on heterosexual youth with sexual contact with same-sex partners in the United States (i.e., discordant heterosexual). We compared the prevalence of health risks between discordant heterosexual, heterosexual with only opposite-sex sexual contact, lesbian/gay, and bisexual students using the 2015 national Youth Risk…
Descriptors: High School Students, Sexuality, Homosexuality, Health Behavior
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Kosciw, Joseph G.; Pizmony-Levy, Oren – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
There has been increasing international attention to the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in schools, and a growing concern regarding anti-LGBT violence and bias directed at youth as a serious human rights issue and barrier to global development goals. This special issue highlights research that has been done…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Social Bias, Sexual Orientation
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Shoshilou, Panayiota A.; Vasiliou, Elena – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
A review of the academic and lay literature concerning Cyprus reveals that homophobia is prevalent throughout society. This research aimed to investigate homophobia through the narratives of educators. Twenty-three teachers were randomly selected out of the pool of volunteers in a training project. Aspects of homophobia previously reported in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Bullying
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Youatt, Emily J.; Johns, Michelle M.; Pingel, Emily S.; Soler, Jorge H.; Bauermeister, José A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Smoking rates are higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals than among heterosexuals. These disparities are exacerbated during the transition from youth to young adulthood. The current study uses in-depth qualitative interviews to understand perceptions of LGBTQ smoking among LBQ-identified women (N = 30, ages…
Descriptors: Females, Homosexuality, Young Adults, Sexual Orientation
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Richard, Gabrielle – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This article explores the ways in which teachers describe their pedagogical and intervention practices relative to sexual diversity in Québec (Canada). Three variables closely associated with teachers who report inclusive practices emerge: experiential training (based on the experience of a lesbian, gay, or bisexual [LGB] teacher), contact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Practices, High Schools
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Wilson, Anna – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
This review critically examines "Ugly Ducklings: A National Campaign to Reduce Bullying and Harassment of LGBTQ Youth" through a DVD and educator's guidebook. The "Ugly Ducklings" Community Action Kit has two parts: (1) a documentary about the harassment of lesbian youth and (2) short dialogues with "Ugly…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Documentaries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Gamarel, Kristi E.; Walker, Ja'Nina J.; Rivera, Lillian; Golub, Sarit A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
This article focuses on the function of youth organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities of color. LGBTQ young people (N = 29) participated in a series of focus groups, completed a brief demographic survey, and created individual community maps. The youth organization was described as providing LGBTQ youth…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Minority Groups
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Iverson, Susan V.; Seher, Christin – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Despite the proliferation of educational interventions and attitude change strategies, the prevalence of homophobia and widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people on college campuses persists. This study investigates the impact of theatre on changes in college students' attitudes. Using a pre- and…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Drama, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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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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Case, Kim A.; Stewart, Briana – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
The transgender community encounters pervasive prejudice, discrimination, and violence, yet social science literature lacks research that focuses on reduction of antitransgender prejudice. This experimental study examined the effectiveness of three interventions aimed at decreasing negative attitudes toward transsexuals, correcting participants'…
Descriptors: Intervention, Negative Attitudes, Gender Issues, Identification (Psychology)
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