Youth Voice Journal (YVJ™) is the world's leading peer-reviewed journal publishing theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people and youth work. YVJ™ is published by RJ4All Publications and is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO and ERIH PLUS.

Jason Schaub (2018) “LGBT Young People’s Lives: Challenging but improving”


When putting together this special issue, it was important to remember that we know less about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people’s (YP) lives than we do about other populations. We do have some knowledge, however. We know that their experience has specific and significant challenges, but that studying them is challenging. We also know that the situation globally is improving, but discrimination and oppression of LGBT people is still an issue in many parts of the world. For example, British schools are less homophobic than they used to be, but LGBT YP are still significantly more likely to be bullied than their peers (Bradlow et al, 2017). These challenges present with significant differences depending on the social, cultural and political contexts. There are several concepts that can be helpfully used to understand LGBT YP’s lives, and are often used in research and conceptual work about LGBT individuals. Heteronormativity is the idea that all sexuality in social and cultural life is heterosexual, and it makes ‘heterosexual experience… synonymous with human experience’ (Yep, 2002, p. 167).



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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by RJ4All Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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This entry was posted on April 17, 2018 by in Citizenship.

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RJ4All Publications is a non-profit independent, publisher that was founded by Dr. Theo Gavrielides. It specialises in social sciences and research studies, has a  restorative justice series and is the publisher of the peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal.  


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