Tumblr as a Space of Learning, Connecting, and Identity Formation for LGBTIQ+ Young People

University of Michigan Press
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A tumblr book: platform and cultures, 2020, pp. 281-292
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There’s something queer about Tumblr. In our 2016 survey of how young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) people in Australia use social media, we found that—when compared to general population surveys of young social media users—our respondents were five times as likely to use Tumblr. Why? What is it about Tumblr that makes it so appealing to young LGBTIQ+ people? What do young queer and gender diverse people get out of Tumblr?
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