Transgender Adults’ Access to College Bathrooms and Housing and the Relationship to Suicidality

  title={Transgender Adults’ Access to College Bathrooms and Housing and the Relationship to Suicidality},
  author={Kristie L. Seelman},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={1378 - 1399}
ABSTRACT Transgender and gender non-conforming people frequently experience discrimination, harassment, and marginalization across college and university campuses (Bilodeau, 2007; Finger, 2010; Rankin et al., 2010; Seelman et al., 2012). The minority stress model (Meyer, 2007) posits that experiences of discrimination often negatively impact the psychological wellbeing of minority groups. However, few scholars have examined whether college institutional climate factors—such as being denied… 

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