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LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Ally/Asexual +) Studies: Web Resources and Videos

This research guide for LGBTQIA+Studies, includes information about sexual orientation and sexual identity in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer or questioning, Intersex, Allies or Asexual, plus anyone who is not included.

Web Resources and Videos on the Internet

To learn more about the LGBTQ movement, please access the web resources links and the videos that are published on the internet and which are available through the MVC library.  These links are being provided for informational purposes only; these links are a starting point for research.

Articles from The MVC Library

An Affirmative Mindfulness Approach for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth Mental Health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth (ages 14–18), commonly referred as sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) in the literature, experience elevated mental health risks and vulnerabilities and increased suicidality. Furthermore, there is a notable gap in the study of empirically supported mental health interventions for SGMY. This conceptual paper will explore the feasibility of mindfulness-based interventions as a mental health approach for SGMY.

Norms and normalisation: understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth, suicidality and help-seeking.

Young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer transgender have elevated rates of suicidality. Despite the increased risk, there is a paucity of research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer help-seeking and suicidality. We report on a UK sequential exploratory, two-stage, mixed-method study.  Those who self-harmed, had attempted or planned suicide or had experience of abuse related to their sexuality or gender were most likely to seek help.

Family Acceptance and Faith: Understanding the Acceptance Processes of Parents of LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ youth who are coming out today to family members and peers are experiencing more acceptance and affirmation than ever before. Family acceptance is one of the strongest predictors of the health, mental health, and well-being outcomes of LGBTQ youth. LGBTQ youth with accepting families are more than 8 times less likely to attempt suicide and nearly 6 times less likely to meet criteria for depression. This article explores the overwhelming impact that family acceptance can have on the experiences of LGBTQ youth.

Coming-Out to Family Members and Internalized Sexual Stigma in Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay People.

Coming out has been described as an essential component in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual identity development process and in the mental health of sexual minority people. This study investigated the coming out to family members in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and analyzed the potential predictors associated to the choice to come out. Results suggest that bisexual people encounter major difficulties regarding the coming out to family members, respect to lesbian/gay people and indicate that internalized sexual stigma is strongly associated with concealing one's sexual orientation.
"I'm totally transariffic": Exploring how Transgender and Gender-expansive Youth and Young Adults Make Sense of their Challenges and Successes
As transgender and gender-expansive (TGE) youth and young adults (YYA) navigate challenging environments, they often seek spaces for safety and acceptance. This study explores ways in which a group of TGE YYA who were engaged with a community-based service organization make sense of their experiences, challenges, and successes in ways that illuminate the factors and processes associated with resilience.


Videos in the Library

Love, Simon

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it's complicated: no-one knows he's gay and he doesn't know who the anonymous classmate is that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.

Boys Don't Cry

It became a runaway hit that drew rave reviews for its empathetic portrayal of a young person on a quest for love and acceptance — based on the true story of murdered Nebraskan Brandon Teena — at a time when transgender characters were just not represented on screen. The murder of 21 year old Brandon Teena garnered national headlines. In 1993, Teena was killed in the town of Humboldt, Neb., along with two witnesses, Lisa Lambert and Phillip DeVine.

We're Finally Free to be Who We Are

The Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era ban on gay sex that had been used to to blackmail, harass and sexually assault LGBTQ, video from Begalura, India.

The Stonewall You Know Is a Myth. And That's O.K.

The gay rights movement was born in 1969 at a beloved gay bar called the Stonewall Inn.  The Stonewall Riot began when a drag queen threw a brick at a police officer. Although gay rights didn't begin at Stonewall, it led to the creation of the gay liberation movement.

Web Resources

Videos on the Web