My name is Rebecca Haskell. I am a graduate student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. I am conducting a study about homophobic and transphobic bullying in high schools. The study has gone on longer than expected due to some health issues, but I'm back in action and looking to set up a group discussion for the end of February. The research, involving group discussions with former high school students, is designed to inform practice, policy, and research and promote a safer learning environment for high school students in Canada.
Interested in being involved? Join a short (1-1.5 hour) one-time discussion group.
Do you meet the following criteria?
1) Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited or queer (GLBTTQ) individual who feels that you were bullied in high school because of your sexual orientation or gender identity;
2) 19 years of age or older;
3) graduated from or left a Canadian high school in the year 2002 or later.
NOTE: You did NOT have to be 'out' in high school to participate.
If you fit these criteria and are interested in discussing your experiences (both positive and negative) with other GLBTTQ people who have also experienced bullying you’re invited to participate! Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.myspace.com/htpbullystudy