Respondents added that to support such policies, educators and other adults must receive training to interrupt homophobia. The missing discourse of rights in an era of zero tolerance. Educators, service providers and other adults were reported frequently to adhere to the belief that youth are not lesbian or gay. Fifth, the pervasive sexual prejudice embedded in many religious institutions may hold a distinct place in the bullying experiences of lesbian and gay youth. Research on effective means for supporting teachers and school staff who may not report homophobic bullying for fear of being unsupported or targeted themselves is also warranted.
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LGBTQ Youth and Bullying
Member checking among community stakeholders and peer debriefing were used to enhance the trustworthiness of the findings Lincoln and Guba, Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Limitations of this study include the small sample size in one geographical area. And, finally, the study is limited by the absence of key informants' insights and experiences on the peer victimization of bisexual and transgender youth, the lack of focus on the intersection of sexual orientation and gender nonconformity with respect to lesbian and gay youth, and on issues related to gender norms and gender nonconformity more broadly D'Augelli et al. Understanding bully behaviors to increase the effectiveness of interventions in the bully-victim dyad. Help end bullying at your school with the following actions: Verbal harassment and physical violence in the lives of gay and lesbian youth in child welfare settings.
How is mental health affected? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Interviews were conducted and analysed in a recursive process, and informants were asked to comment on emerging themes. Many teens ask themselves this question. Importantly, responses by individual educators and adults to homophobic bullying, such as tacitly communicating acceptance for bullying or censuring disparaging comments about gay or lesbian individuals, were seen as significant in facilitating or mitigating bullying, as identified in a study of lesbian and gay high-school youth Murdock and Bolch, Reported bullying underestimates the problem, because many children and youth do not admit to being victimized Mishna, ; Mishna et al.