Challenges and support for LGBTQ+ at-risk youth

  • Title: Challenges and support for LGBTQ+ at-risk youth
    Author: Reynolds, Dorothy
    Year: 2019
    Faculty Advisor: Gulayets, Michael; Bereska, Tami
    Keyword(s): LGBTQ, youth, social challenges
    Description: 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.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Journal Articles
    DOI: 10.31542/j.cb.1844
    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.
    Language: English