Challenges and support for LGBTQ+ at-risk youth

Author
Reynolds, Dorothy
Faculty Advisor
Gulayets, Michael
Bereska, Tami
Date
2019
Keywords
LGBTQ , youth , social challenges
Abstract (summary)
The number of people who identify as LGBTQ+ has been increasing, especially amongst young people. The LGBTQ+ community faces many challenges. This paper examines responses to at-risk youth who identify as LGBTQ+ in Edmonton, Canada and L’viv, Ukraine from a family structure level, social support structure level, and governmental programs or policies. It also explores how different reactions - such as feminism or patriarchy – have specific implications for these youth. Finally, it looks at how support, activism, advocacy and acceptance, or fear and anger, can create a change within society.
Publication Information
Reynolds, Dorothy. 2019. "Challenges and Support for LGBTQ+ At-Risk Youth." Crossing Borders: Student Reflections on Global Social Issues 1(1). doi:10.31542/j.cb.1844.
DOI
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Item Type
Student Article
Language
English
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)