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Abate, Michelle Ann – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Throughout the "Hunger Games" trilogy, the residents of the Capitol are associated with an array of physical, behavioral, and sartorial traits that have stereotypically been associated with homosexuality in general and gay men in particular. Although none of these characters is explicitly identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual,…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Social Attitudes
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Nunn, Lisa M.; Bolt, Sophia C. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
College campuses are known to be heteronormative environments that often foster heterosexism and homophobia. There is a broad call for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) awareness-building curricula as one avenue for positive change in campus climates. This study interrogates the effects of an experiential learning activity…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, College Environment
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Stewart, Brandon T.; Heck, Nicholas C.; Cochran, Bryan N. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Sexual minority youth are an at-risk group for negative health outcomes. The present study compares descriptive characteristics and outness of sexual minority youth who attend religious schools to sexual minorities who do not attend religious schools, and also investigates if attending religiously affiliated schools is associated with levels of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, High School Students
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Ngo, Bic; Kwon, Melissa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This article draws on in-depth qualitative interviews with two queer Hmong immigrant youth to explore experiences of family care, support, and acceptance. It offers an alternative to discourses of family rejection. It illustrates the ways in which Hmong youth are constructing queer identities while maintaining close relationships to blood family.…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Hmong People, Immigrants, Youth
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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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Allen, Louisa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This article is concerned with interrogating what has evolved as "normal" representations of the schooling experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in literature concerned with social/sexual justice. It argues that these representations necessitate understanding LGBT within a binary of either…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Educational Environment
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Cassar, Joanne – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Graffiti on the female students' lavatory doors of a higher education institution in Malta, most often describing sexual and romantic desires, demonstrates how students create alternative spaces beyond formal learning environments to acquire knowledge about sex and sexual orientation. This article presents a study of the writings that document the…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Sexuality, Homosexuality
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Craig, Shelley L.; McInroy, Lauren; McCready, Lance T.; Alaggia, Ramona – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth have the potential for considerable resilience. Positive media representations may mediate negative experiences and foster self-esteem, yet the relationship between resilience and both traditional offline and new online media remains underaddressed for this population. This…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Youth
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van Lisdonk, Jantine; van Bergen, Diana D.; Hospers, Harm J.; Keuzenkamp, Saskia – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
In this survey study, the impact of gender and gender nonconformity on Dutch same-sex-attracted youth's perceived experiences of same-sex sexuality-related victimization was systematically compared across social contexts. Participants were between ages 16 and 18 and enrolled in secondary education (n = 305). In contexts of school and strangers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Youth, Victims
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Quinn, Katherine; Ertl, Allison – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This study explores the characteristics and risk behaviors of sexual minority high school students using the 2011 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Among 3,043 students surveyed, 8% of students identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or unsure, and 7% reported having contact with same-sex partners. Findings indicate sexual minority students…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, At Risk Students, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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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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Lapointe, Alicia Anne – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
This qualitative study captures the experiences of four straight allies' and one gay youth involvement in gay--straight alliances (GSAs) at their Ontario, Canada, high schools. Participants' motivations for becoming GSA members and their roles as allies are examined. Queer theoretical perspectives, as espoused by Britzman (1995, 1998) and Linville…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, High School Students
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Nicolazzo, Z. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Critically analyzing films allows for the interrogation of how such binaries as normal/abnormal, good/bad, and moral/immoral are culturally (re)inscribed, who sets the boundaries of what is deemed socially legible, and who gets to decide where these boundaries are set. This article utilizes critical discourse analysis to explore the transgender…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Films
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Case, Kim A.; Meier, S. Colton – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Lack of training regarding transgender youth leaves K-12 educators unprepared to become allies to this disenfranchised community and attend to their needs. This article explores the pedagogical strategies of two professional workshop models (GLSEN Houston training and the Gender Infinity practitioner training), which provide skills and resources…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Needs, Workshops
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