Disabled LGBT+ young people face a battle just to be taken seriously

  • Alexander Toft

    Press/Media: Research

    Description

    As young people navigate adolescence, they ask questions about their sexual attractions and how they understand gender. If they are fortunate, they have access to sex and relationship educators or mentors and support networks. But my research with young people who identify as LGBT+ and disabled shows that they are often treated as though their gender or sexuality is just a phase.

    Period9 Aug 2018

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    • TitleDisabled LGBT+ young people face a battle just to be taken seriously
      Media name/outletThe Conversation
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date9/08/18
      DescriptionAs young people navigate adolescence, they ask questions about their sexual attractions and how they understand gender. If they are fortunate, they have access to sex and relationship educators or mentors and support networks. But my research with young people who identify as LGBT+ and disabled shows that they are often treated as though their gender or sexuality is just a phase.
      URLhttps://theconversation.com/disabled-lgbt-young-people-face-a-battle-just-to-be-taken-seriously-101271
      PersonsAlexander Toft