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School of Applied Social Sciences

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Publication details for Dr Mark McCormack

Morris, M., McCormack, M. & Anderson, E. (2014). The changing experiences of male bisexual adolescents. Gender and Education 26(4): 297-413.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Drawing on in-depth interviews with 15 openly bisexual male youth from sixth forms across the UK, this article documents positive experiences of bisexual male youth in school: participants had positive coming out experiences and did not encounter 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 also 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.