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A literature review of the secondary school experiences of trans youth

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posted on 2020-09-02, 13:17 authored by Ruari-Santiago McBride
In this article I review 83 empirical studies that provide insight into the secondary school experiences of trans youth. The studies show that while some trans youth have affirming experiences, the majority are exposed to institutionalized cisnormativity that makes them vulnerable to macroaggressions, microaggressions and violence within school settings. Trans youth’s exposure to institutionalized cisnormativity was found to intersect with multiple vectors of social power, which subject some trans youth to multiple forms of disadvantage, while affording others degrees of privilege. In conclusion, the findings show that trans youth’s educational experiences reflect broader structural inequalities yet defy essentialising explanations.

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Journal of LGBT Youth; 18 (2), pp. 103-134

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Taylor and Francis

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peer-reviewed

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This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the The Journal of LGBT 2020 copyright Taylor & Francis available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19361653.2020.1727815

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