LGBTQ Youth

March 27, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This research explores “the interactions that led to the inclusion of protections for LGBTQ student organizations in Ontario’s Accepting Schools Act” (p. 340), known as Bill 13. This legislation, passed in 2012, amended the Education Act of Ontario to incorporate a directive that all publicly-funded schools in the province, secular and Catholic, support students who want to...
March 26, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This research is based on a small study in which the researchers interviewed 19 lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) youth and 16 service providers, to explore what building resilience looks like among LGBTQ youth. LGBTQ youth are vulnerable to specific forms of discrimination, directed towards them because of their gender expression and sexual orientation. Strategies...
June 05, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? This research is about the challenges and barriers experienced by lesbian, gay, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) newcomers in settling in the community and in accessing services. It examines the services provided to LGBTQ newcomers in order to raise questions about, and gain a better understanding of, the shortcomings of settlement services in meeting the needs of this population of...
February 24, 2017
Numerous recent studies have demonstrated that schools are often unsafe for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adolescents, who are more likely than heterosexual peers to be bullied, harassed, or victimized in school contexts. Virtually all of these studies call for change, yet none investigate whether or not it has occurred. Using repeated waves of a population-based high school survey, we examine (a) the extent to which sexual orientation differences in school bullying and violence-related experiences are reported by lesbian/gay, bisexual, and heterosexual male and female adolescents; (b)...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Asian Community Aids Services. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   QAY developed a project called "Telling Our Own Stories: Queer Asian Youth Writing Project" to create a book by and for LGBTQ+ East and Asian youth, the first one to be created in the community. QAY pitched the project to ArtReach in 2015, and was successful in receiving funding from them to make this project into reality. This project also aimed to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ Asian youth in the community.
August 31, 2015
This report was published by the Urban Alliance on Race Relations & Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Addressing the Discrimination Experienced by Somali Canadians and Racialized LGBTQ Homeless Youth in Toronto was a one-year study conducted from July 2013 to July 2014 by the Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR) in collaboration with the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. The study was generously supported with funding from Mitacs Accelerate. The study focused on two highly vulnerable and marginalized groups in Toronto: the...