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Episode 252 - Dr. Lauren McInroy: Participation in Online Fandom Communities and Identity Development of LGBTQ+ Youth
Monday, November 19, 2018, 8:48:10 AM
In this episode, our guest Dr. Lauren McInroy discusses her research exploring the relationship between participation in online fandom communities among LGBTQ+ youth and certain aspects of identity development. She explains how online fandom can foster resilience, heighten well-being, and help LGBTQ+ youth navigate challenges. The episode concludes by stressing why social workers need to recognize the importance of online communities for marginalized adolescents and young adults.
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