Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

A Qualitative Study of Reducing Marginalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Same-sex Attracted Students at Christian Colleges and Universities

About the Book

This is Dr. Christopher Yuan's doctoral research on sexuality and Christian colleges/universities.

The problem this project addresses is the sense of marginalization experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) and same-sex attracted (SSA) Christian college and university students. Data was collected via an online questionnaire and the research design was mixed methods with an emphasis on the qualitative data. The study sample included eighty students/alumni from thirty-two Christian colleges/universities. Generally, respondents felt lonely, hid their sexuality, and reported a negative campus climate—not much different than secular colleges and universities. Recommendations from respondents include: institutional policies must be clearer and applied consistently, improve campus climate, and provide more programming and mentoring opportunities.

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