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Cover, Rob – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
Despite the increasing social tolerance accorded nonheterosexual persons in many Western countries, queer youth suicide rates remain high. This opens the need to question not only how broad social conditions continue to make lives unlivable for many queer youth but whether queer community formations and representations that emerge within a…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Social Bias, Social Attitudes
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King, Alissa R. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
The goals of this study were to highlight the often stigmatized and invisible identities of six female participants who identify as multiracial/biracial-bisexual/pansexual, focusing on the pre-college context. Findings, using in-depth interviews, indicated that the primary socializing agents within the pre-college context strongly influenced…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Attitudes, Multiracial Persons, Sexuality
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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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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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Beemyn, Genny – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
This article reviews Diane Ehrensaft's "Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children", a thoughtful and practical guide that can help parents, other family members, and therapists better understand and support children and youth whom the author refers to as "gender creative." Ehrensaft's work is at the forefront of a…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Homosexuality, Child Rearing, Sexual Identity
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Martino, Wayne – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
This essay provides a review of a resource guide written by Kristopher Wells, Gayle Roberts, and Carol Allan (2012) titled "Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools: A Guide for Educators". The guide is an invaluable resource for educators in schools and teacher education programs.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Resource Materials, Homosexuality, Gender Issues
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Wyss, Shannon E. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
The first nonpathologizing book for parents on trans and gender-nonconforming young people, Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper's "The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals", urges unconditional love and acceptance of both trans youth and gender-nonconforming children. The authors encourage parents not only to support their…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Identification (Psychology), Gender Issues, Homosexuality
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Krum, Tiana E.; Davis, Kyle S.; Galupo, M. Paz – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
Traditional on-campus housing assignments at colleges and universities are made on the basis of legal sex, where students are housed only with other students of the same legal sex. This method is problematic for transgender and gender-nonconforming students, who may not identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. Recently, some…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Housing, Gender Issues, College Students
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Greytak, Emily A.; Kosciw, Joseph G.; Boesen, Madelyn J. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
This study examines the availability and effectiveness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-related school resources for a national sample of transgender youth (N = 409), as compared to a national sample of LGB cisgender (non-transgender) youth (N = 6,444). All four examined resources--gay-straight alliances (GSAs), supportive…
Descriptors: Bullying, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Identification (Psychology)
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Ehrensaft, Diane – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
Interventions with a school-aged youth are presented to demonstrate a child's gender transition from female to male with the support of a single mother, grandmother, therapist, pediatric endocrinologist, gender education and advocacy group, and gender-affirming school. This single case study illustrates both the positive psychological effects of…
Descriptors: Community Support, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Transitional Programs
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Slesaransky-Poe, Graciela; Ruzzi, Lisa; DiMedio, Connie; Stanley, Jeanne – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
This article describes what followed after a mother wondered if the school in her neighborhood was the right elementary school for her gender nonconforming young child. It includes collective and individual narratives from four key players: the mom and teacher educator (Slesaransky-Poe), the school's guidance counselor (Ruzzi), the principal…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, School Counselors, Educational Environment, Sexual Identity
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Ryan, Caitlin L.; Patraw, Jasmine M.; Bednar, Maree – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
This study shares the experiences and outcomes of teaching about gender diversity in an elementary school classroom. It outlines how an urban public school teacher included discussions of transgender and gender-nonconforming people within the curriculum and documents the ways in which her students responded to those lessons. By making discussions…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Sexual Identity
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Jones, Tiffany; Hillier, Lynne – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
Tran-spectrum youth include those who are gender questioning, transgender, intersex, genderqueer, and androgynous. Drawing on data from an Australian study of more than 3,000 same-sex-attracted and trans-spectrum youth aged 14 to 21, this article compares a group of 91 trans-spectrum youth from the study to "cisgender" same-sex-attracted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Kjaran, Jón Ingvar; Jóhannesson, Ingólfur Ásgeir – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
How does institutionalized heterosexism manifest itself in Icelandic upper secondary schools and how do lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students respond to these manifestations? In addressing these questions, interviews were conducted with six current and former LGBT upper secondary school students, using queer theory and thematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Social Attitudes, Social Bias
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