Young disabled and LGBT+: negotiating identity

Toft, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-3734-2242, Franklin, A. and Langley, E., 2019. Young disabled and LGBT+: negotiating identity. Journal of LGBT Youth, 16 (2), pp. 157-172. ISSN 1936-1653

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Disabled people are historically de-sexualized and labelled as non-sexual, incapable or uninterested in sex/relationships. This perception does much to reinforce social inequalities and misconceptions about disabled sexuality and gender. For young people who are LGBT + the task of negotiating their identity and making sense of who they are is challenging. Not only is their sexuality and gender invalidated by wider society, they are also marginalized and largely unsupported during a period of intense identity negotiation. Presenting findings from a UK-based qualitative project, this article explores how in the light of such challenges, young disabled LGBT + people understand, negotiate and enact their identities.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of LGBT Youth
Creators: Toft, A., Franklin, A. and Langley, E.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2019
Volume: 16
Number: 2
ISSN: 1936-1653
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 04 Sep 2019 14:17
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:00

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