The Changing Experiences of Bisexual Male Adolescents

Max Morris, Mark McCormack, Eric Anderson

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Abstract

Drawing on in-depth interviews with fifteen openly bisexual m ale youth from sixth forms across the UK , this article documents positive experiences of bisexua l male youth in school: participants had positive coming out experiences and did not en counter significant discrimination or harassment because of their sexual identity. Participants attribute this to the inclusive environments of their schools and local cultures. Examining the narratives of two participants who had negative experiences, this article al so highlights continued issues for bisexual youth in schools. It thus advances our understanding of contemporary bisexual lives in educational institutions, and contributes to debates about whether sixth forms are more inclusive spaces than secondary schools for bisexuals. Key words: biphobia; bisexuality, coming out, homophobia, inclusion, sixth form.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-413
JournalGender & Education
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • biphobia
  • bisexuality
  • coming out
  • homophobia
  • inclusion
  • sixth form

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Morris, M., McCormack, M., & Anderson, E. (2014). The Changing Experiences of Bisexual Male Adolescents. Gender & Education, 26(4), 397-413.
Morris, Max ; McCormack, Mark ; Anderson, Eric. / The Changing Experiences of Bisexual Male Adolescents. In: Gender & Education. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 397-413.
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Morris M, McCormack M, Anderson E. The Changing Experiences of Bisexual Male Adolescents. Gender & Education. 2014 Jul 21;26(4):397-413.