Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Margret Alexis Kennedy
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
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In school districts across the country, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA+) young adults are being bullied at alarming rates. These experiences have longterm implications for quality of life, employment opportunities, and justice system interactions. Yet, very little research is dedicated to understanding their experiences. This project includes qualitative triangulation analysis to compare common themes throughout three data sources. Research questions this project seeks to answer are 1) How do people who are anti-LGBTQIA+ policy perceive LGBTQIA+ young adults? and 2) What are the experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals? The overall goal of this research project is to be able to show the common experiences of LGBTQIA+ students and inspire the creation of a policy or procedure that can be presented to school districts to aid in their pro-LGBTQIA+ student policies.
Bullying; Gay Straight Alliance; LGBTQIA+; School
Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bolshazy, Emily, "Treatment and Perceptions of LGBTQIA+ Persons" (2021). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4123.
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