Queer spawn on school

Rachel Epstein, Becky Idems, Adinne Schwartz
2013 Confero: Essays on Education, Philosophy and Politics  
his article is about the school experiences of young people with LGBTQ parents. 1 Based on 31 interviews with youth, ages 10 -18, the article attempts to summarize what these young people had to say about the challenges they encounter in school, and the strategies they adopt in the face of them. There is a large and growing body of literature addressing the experiences of sexual minority youth. Many studies have documented the stresses of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ)
more » ... s (disclosed or not) on young people. Schools, in particular, are identified as environments where LGBTQidentified youth experience ongoing harassment and bullying. 2 Distressingly, the literature shows that little is done to address homophobic aggression. It appears that, while teachers are aware of homophobic bullying, they are "confused, unable or unwilling 1 A previous version of this text has been published in "Who's your daddy and other writings on queer parenting, 2009, edited by Rachel Epstein.
doi:10.3384/confero.2001-4562.13v1i21e fatcat:r26skxjblzay7a5vhjfixwhcwu