Are Teens "Post-Gay"? Contemporary Adolescents' Sexual Identity Labels (Article, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Are Teens "Post-Gay"? Contemporary Adolescents' Sexual Identity Labels

Author: Stephen T Russell; Thomas J Clarke; Justin Clary
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v38 n7 p884-890 Aug 2009
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Recent reports suggest that historically typical sexual identity labels--"gay," "lesbian" and "bisexual"--have lost meaning and relevance for contemporary adolescents. Yet there is little empirical evidence that contemporary teenagers are "post-gay." In this brief study we investigate youths' sexual identity labels. The Preventing School Harassment survey included 2,560 California secondary school students  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen T Russell; Thomas J Clarke; Justin Clary
ISSN:0047-2891
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 432026023
Notes: Secondary Education
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Recent reports suggest that historically typical sexual identity labels--"gay," "lesbian" and "bisexual"--have lost meaning and relevance for contemporary adolescents. Yet there is little empirical evidence that contemporary teenagers are "post-gay." In this brief study we investigate youths' sexual identity labels. The Preventing School Harassment survey included 2,560 California secondary school students administered over 3 years: 2003-2005. We examined adolescents' responses to a closed-ended survey question that asked for self-reports of sexual identity, including an option to write-in a response; we content analyzed the write-in responses. Results suggest that historically typical sexual identity labels are endorsed by the majority (71%) of non-heterosexual youth. Some non-heterosexual youth report that they are "questioning" (13%) their sexual identities or that they are "queer" (5%); a small proportion (9%) provided alternative labels that describe ambivalence or resistance to sexual identity labels, or fluidity in sexual identities. Our results show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities remain relevant for contemporary adolescents.

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