LGBTQ+ students attending Christian colleges and universities represent a unique intersection of sexual and spiritual identity. There is a dearth of literature regarding LGBTQ+ students at Christian institutions. Research is difficult to undertake because of the challenge of recruiting participants who may not feel comfortable or even safe identifying as LGBTQ+, even in an anonymous study. This qualitative study specifically studies LGBTQ+ students who are members of a school-sanctioned LGBTQ+ support groups at a Council for Christian College and Universities (CCCU) institution. Participants involved in such a group responded to an interview discussing their faith development, their sexual identity development, and possible conflicts between the two. Two of the common themes, Community and External Conflict, are examined in this article.
Heasley, Christian and Jacob, Stacy A.
"The Experiences of LGBTQ+ Christians in a Support Group and Implications for Practitioners,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 20:
20, Article 4.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol20/iss20/4
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