Limitations of focussing on homophobic, biphobic and transphobic ‘bullying’ to understand and address LGBT young people’s experiences within and beyond school

FORMBY, Eleanor (2015). Limitations of focussing on homophobic, biphobic and transphobic ‘bullying’ to understand and address LGBT young people’s experiences within and beyond school. Sex Education: sexuality, society and learning, 15 (6), 626-640.

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    Abstract

    This paper presents new empirical data that highlight how a focus on ‘bullying’ is too limited and narrow when thinking about homophobia, biphobia and transphobia that young people may experience. The paper draws on two recent studies with young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans participants, which each identified issues and experiences not readily captured within dominant bullying discourses and understandings. Findings are examined within three sections: beyond ‘bullying’, questioning inevitability, and (in)appropriate responses. In conclusion, I set out some implications and suggestions for the development of practice and future research concerning homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in youth settings.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2015.1054024
    Page Range: 626-640
    Depositing User: Jill Hazard
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 08:32
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 16:15
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10330

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