Scrolling Beyond Binaries: Exploring social media use among LGBTIQ+ Australians

  • Robards, Brady (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Churchill, Brendan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Byron, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Vivienne, Son (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hanckel, Benjamin (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project seeks to better understand the ways in which young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer + people in Australia use social media in their everyday lives. We are interested in social media use for communication, creating new relationships, maintaining existing ones, and seeking out information (on sexual identity, sexual health, local community, and a wider sense of belonging). We are also interested in the forms of digital social media young LGBTIQ+ people are engaging with, and how these engagements may (or may not) help foster a sense of belonging that can mitigate against experiences of homophobia, transphobia, isolation, and exclusion. The project is a mixed-methods study, drawing on survey data (n=1304) and interviews (n=23).
Effective start/end date1/01/161/01/21


  • social media
  • sexuality
  • youth
  • privacy
  • harassment