The Disregarding of Heteronormativity: Emphasizing a Happy Queer Adulthood and Localizing Anti-Queer Violence to Adolescent Schools

@article{Meyer2017TheDO,
  title={The Disregarding of Heteronormativity: Emphasizing a Happy Queer Adulthood and Localizing Anti-Queer Violence to Adolescent Schools},
  author={D. Meyer},
  journal={Sexuality Research and Social Policy},
  year={2017},
  volume={14},
  pages={331-344}
}
  • D. Meyer
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Sexuality Research and Social Policy
  • This article focuses on how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adults in 159 “It Gets Better” videos used happiness discourse to provide advice for an assumed adolescent viewer experiencing anti-queer bullying. Employing a grounded theory approach to analyze the videos and building on sociological analyses of changing sexuality norms, the author develops the concept of “disregarding heteronormativity” to account for processes that draw attention away from the widespread… CONTINUE READING
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