How those with close connections with LGBTQ2S+ talk about that community
LGBTQ2S+, LGBT, gay, support, language use, family, qualitative research, focus group, qualitative interview, critical discourse analysis, convenience sampling
For human beings, the first significant social group we belong to is our family. Family can mean genetic connections, but it can also be meaningfully created close social bonds by those who are not genetically linked as well. How we talk, not just to, but about persons in that group are important and can resonate throughout our social world. A critical discourse analysis (the process by which individuals use language to accomplish personal, social and political endeavour’s (Starks & Trinidad, 2007, p.1374)) was done on persons who had close personal connections with those who are LGBTQ2S+ to examine how they speak about them.
Presented on April 26, 2021 at Student Research Day held virtually at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
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