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Black, Whitney W.; Fedewa, Alicia L.; Gonzalez, Kirsten A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Research indicates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are a vulnerable population--a status that can be attributed to a hostile social climate at school. Intervention strategies, such as educational policies, programs, and a supportive environment, improve the social climate for LGBT students in secondary schools and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Environment, Homosexuality, School Safety
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Paceley, Megan S.; Flynn, Karen – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
In 2010, media coverage on the bullying of queer youth increased dramatically. This study examined online news media's portrayal of the gender, race, and age of bullying victims. Content analyses of ten sources were compared to research on the dynamics of sexuality-based bullying. Discrepancies were found for gender and race (with White males…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Mass Media Effects, News Media, News Reporting
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Taylor, Catherine G. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
"Gallup's Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Lifestyle" is a set of 15 volumes addressing lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGTQ) topics of concern to young LGTQ readers. Each volume is attractively produced, is well presented, and answers questions systematically avoided in most school curricula. It would be a valuable…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Life Style, Social Attitudes, Social Bias
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Ryan, Caitlin L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
"Let's Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth With LGBTQ Parents" provides an engaging and accessible set of tools for youth from LGBTQ-headed families. The stories and resources shared encourage these youth to take pride in their families, value their diverse experiences, and work against homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Activism, Guides, Parents
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Taylor, Nathan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
The author examines the role U.S. lesbian- and gay-themed children's picture books play in the deployment of a homonormative subject, how that deployment occurs, and what the consequences are of such a deployment for children; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) communities; and the larger society. The author, through…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Children, Homosexuality, Childrens Literature
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Rogers, Karl; Sanders, James H., III – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Examining the first phase of a three-year study of adolescent boys engaged in preprofessional dance training, Doug Risner's "Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance: An Empirical Study of Male Identities in Western Theatrical Dance Training" broadly identifies the challenges facing male students pursuing dance education. His book…
Descriptors: Persistence, Ethnography, Males, Social Bias
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Ryan, John – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
This essay reviews Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli's (2010) Lambda Award-winning monograph "Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools", in which queer and mestizage pedagogies frame a groundbreaking and highly accessible exploration of the issues that sexual border dwellers experience. Her particular focus areas are bisexual "sexually fluid"…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Family (Sociological Unit), Students, Books
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Hillier, Lynne; Mitchell, Kimberly J.; Ybarra, Michele L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth face special challenges during adolescence including stigma, alienation, and abuse which have been linked with social costs and negative health outcomes. The Internet has been shown to ameliorate the negative impacts of homophobia by providing access to friendships and support, information, romantic partners,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Focus Groups, Internet, Computer Use
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lisahunter, – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Schools are queer places. Who would have thought that a book focusing on gender and sexual diversity in schools would even be necessary today? But in a time where education seems to have regressed in its liberalism, coupled with increased accessibility to information and knowledge, Elizabeth Meyer's Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools: An…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexuality, Gender Issues, Sex
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Yuill, Richard; Elliot, David – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
By means of an ethnographic project, Sarah Goode's Understanding and Addressing Adult Sexual Attraction to Children aspires to better understand the self-conception and self-identification of pedophiles, with the ultimate aim of deconstructing the phenomenon by which culture demonizes pedophiles in order to better protect children. However, the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Sexuality, Adults, Children
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Bridgman, Becky L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Lori Horvitz's book contains 26 essays from queer students and educators exploring how sexuality can affect classroom dynamics. Although the book's title references lesbians, it also encompasses bisexuals and highlights friendships between gays and lesbians. In addition, many of the essays discuss social justice initiatives as well as illustrate…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Classroom Techniques, Essays, Sexuality
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Fisher, Colleen M. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Research suggests that the timing and sequence of sexual identity development milestones impact myriad health and mental health outcomes for sexual minority youth. Because these milestone events are typically assessed retrospectively, traditional data collection approaches are limited by recall bias and lack of precision in the recording of…
Descriptors: Biographies, Data Collection, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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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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Worthen, Meredith G. F. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Although sexual experiences among college students have been well documented, few studies have explored how sexual activity may be related to attitudes concerning sex and sexuality. Limited research suggests there may be an important relationship between sexual experiences, feminist self-identification, and supportive attitudes toward lesbian,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Homosexuality, Sexuality, College Students
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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
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