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The changing experiences of bisexual male adolescents.

Morris, M. and McCormack, M. and Anderson, E. (2014) 'The changing experiences of bisexual male adolescents.', Gender and education., 26 (4). pp. 297-413.

Abstract

Drawing on in-depth interviews with 15 openly bisexual male youth from sixth forms across the UK, this article documents positive experiences of bisexual male youth in school: participants had positive coming out experiences and did not encounter significant discrimination or harassment because of their sexual identity. Participants attribute this to the inclusive environments of their schools and local cultures. Examining the narratives of two participants who had negative experiences, this article also highlights continued issues for bisexual youth in schools. It thus advances our understanding of contemporary bisexual lives in educational institutions, and contributes to debates about whether sixth forms are more inclusive spaces than secondary schools for bisexuals.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Biphobia, Bisexuality, Coming out, Homophobia, Inclusion, Sixth form.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2014.927834
Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Gender and Education on 21 Jul 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09540253.2014.927834.
Record Created:26 Jun 2018 14:43
Last Modified:26 Jun 2018 15:58

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