QueerViBE is an online educative resource designed to develop resilience and well-being and empower gender minority youth (GMY). It has been developed and tested with a small sample of GMY with the intention of supporting the validation of a trans identity among trans young people. The intervention consists of a series of interactive online tutorials each informed by the findings of focus groups with trans and non-binary youth with an emphasis on queer understanding of gender and sexuality and how to respond to prejudicial interactions. Preliminary evidence for its utility is promising. The aim of the current project is to:
Using quasi-experimental methods, the research team will enhance and adapt the online resource and further test its utility as a tool to support positive trans identity and increase awareness of trans issues. We plan to recruit 200 GMY and 200 cisgendered participants.