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Resilience of LGBTQIA Students on Delhi Campuses

Authors: Krishan, Anjali
Rastogi, Apurva
Singh, Suneeta
Keywords: LGBTQIA;Indian Youth;Higher Education
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
Citation: Krishan, Anjali, Apurva Rastogi, and Suneeta Singh. 2016. “Resilience of LGBTQIA Students on Delhi Campuses.” Journal on Education in Emergencies 2(1): 81-114.
Series/Report no.: Volume 2;Issue 1
Abstract: In this paper, we document how LGBTQIA students on college campuses in Delhi, India, are handling discrimination in the aftermath of the Supreme Court of India’s ruling on December 11, 2013, that recriminalized homosexuality in India. Applying a resilience research approach, our study revealed that LGBTQIA students are mired in a context of adversity and discrimination that leaves them struggling to achieve their desired outcome: acceptance of their LGBTQIA identity. Students employ both protective and promotive resilience strategies to reach the desired outcome, but these efforts come with a high cost that is borne by both individual students and the LGBTQIA community. Resilience strategies, therefore, have not necessarily improved the adverse environment in Delhi’s extremely homophobic higher education establishments. In this paper, we identify which strategies are most likely to lead to positive, long-lasting change.
ISSN: 2518-6833
Rights: The Journal on Education in Emergencies published by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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