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Effects of “Safe School” Programs and Policies on the Social Climate for Sexual-Minority Youth: A Review of the Literature
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,
The positive aspects of being the parent of an LGBTQ Child.
Self-reported perceptions of the positive aspects of being the parent of an LGBTQ child and thematic analysis revealed five primary themes: Personal Growth, Positive Emotions, Activism, Social Connection, and Closer Relationships.
Transgender friendship experiences: Benefits and barriers of friendships across gender identity and sexual orientation
The present research explores benefits and barriers of friendships for transgender individuals. Participants included 536 individuals who self-identified as transgender or gender variant.
Disclosure of Transgender Identity and Status in the Context of Friendship
This study focuses on understanding disclosure of transgender identity within the context of friendship. Participants were 536 individuals who self-identified as transgender or gender variant.
Increase in GLBTQ Minority Stress Following the 2016 US Presidential Election
ABSTRACT Since his inauguration, Donald J. Trump and his presidential administration have failed to show support or publicly acknowledge the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer
“Invisible During My Own Crisis”: Responses of LGBT People of Color to the Orlando Shooting
The narrative responses from LGBT people of color (LGBT-POC) following the Orlando shooting reinforce the need for continued intersectional research with LGBT-Poc and reveal four major themes.
“My aunt unfriended me:” Narratives of GLBTQ Family Relationships Post 2016 Presidential Election
ABSTRACT This study focuses on the impact of the 2016 US presidential election on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) peoples' relationships with their family-of-origin. Although
“I was and still am”: Narratives of Bisexual Marking in the #StillBisexual Campaign
This research investigated narratives of bi-erasure and bisexual marking by considering 53 video confessionals associated with the #StillBisexual campaign. #StillBisexual is a web-based campaign that
“Latinos Have a Stronger Attachment to the Family”: Latinx Fathers’ Acceptance of Their Sexual Minority Children
Abstract Parental acceptance is critical to the well-being of sexual minority youth, yet little research has been conducted with fathers, or with Latinx parents of sexual minorities. Understanding