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The social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous LGBTQA+ young people: A global perspective

Spurway, K., Soldatic, K., Briskman, L., Uink, B., Liddelow-Hunt, S., Hill, B. and Lin, A. (2020) The social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous LGBTQA+ young people: A global perspective. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 39 (2). pp. 138-147.

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There has been scant exploration of the social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) of young Indigenous populations that identify as LGBTQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual +). Given the vulnerability of this cohort living in Western settler colonial societies, wider investigation is called for to respond to their needs, experiences and aspirations. This paper summarizes existing research on the topic highlighting the lack of scholarship on the intersection of youth, Indigeneity, LGBTQA+ and SEWB. The paper takes a holistic approach to provide a global perspective that draws on an emerging body of literature and research driven by Indigenous scholars in settler colonial societies. The paper points to the importance of understanding converging colonial influences and ongoing contemporary elements, such as racism and marginalization that impact on young Indigenous LGBTQA+ wellbeing.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
Copyright: © 2020 The Author(s).
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