Community support services for LGBQ students in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Kim KWOK, Kan Diana KWOK

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Abstract

This chapter examines the situations and concerns of sexual minority or lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning/queer (LGBQ) students in three East Asian Chinese societies, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, based on the concepts of heterosexism and rights-based sexuality education. It summarizes the community support services for LGBQ young people provided by three non-profit organizations (NPOs) in these societies: the Gay and Lesbian Campus Association in China (GLCAC), the Tongzhi Hotline Association in Taiwan (TTHA) and Project Touch in Hong Kong. This chapter argues that, in view of the influences of heterosexism and the deficiencies of inclusive learning environments and right-based sexuality education in school settings, community support services provided by NPOs play a pioneering and essential role in not only raising public awareness, but also filling the educational and service gap for LGBQ students. It reveals that differences in their founding initiative and legal frameworks have impacts on the financial security, staffing, positioning and service accessibility. Copyright © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Kerry J. Kennedy and John Chi-Kin Lee; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia
EditorsKerry John KENNEDY, John Chi-Kin LEE
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages880-888
ISBN (Electronic)9781315694382
ISBN (Print)9781138908499, 1138908495
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Taiwan
China
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community
sexuality
student
staffing
society
education
learning environment
minority
school

Bibliographical note

Kwok, K., & Kwok, D. K. (2018). Community support services for LGBQ students in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In K. J. Kennedy & J. C.-K. Lee (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia (pp. 880-888). New York: Routledge.