LGBTophobia and suicide among young LGBTQ: tools for analysis and intervention

Yasmin Cassetari da Silva (Unesp/FAPESP/CNPq)

December 4, 2018, 15h00

Room 2, CES | Alta


The alarming rate of participation of the LGBTQ population in the suicide process, comprised of ideations, attempts, and the act of suicide, reveals a fourfold incidence of suicide among heterosexuals and heterosexuals. (TEIXEIRA-FILHO & RONDINI, 2012; CARDOSO, 2016). These figures demonstrate how social dynamics can affect LGBTQ people's perception of themselves in society, making it harder for speech and recognition as human beings.

The context of this presentation deals with themes related to the subjective, cultural and political constitution facing the various forms of exclusion and violence motivated by LGBTQfobia. In order to identify the formative framework of this phobia, a theoretical approach will be presented on the chauvinist and heterosexist structures existing in the family, school and relational space that subsequently undergo a process of interiorization by individuals.


1. Brief introduction to the theme
2. Screening of the short film "Love is all you need?" 19:12 min.
3. Three topics presentations:

3.1. The construction of the LGBTQ-phobic phenomenon
In this stage an analysis will be developed on the structural configurations that underpin the socially perpetrated LGBTQ-phobic discursiveness, specifying these aspects in face of familiar, school and relational dynamics.

3.2. The suicidal plot in the LGBTQ population
Statistics that show the association between the occurrence of ideations, attempts and suicides between LGBTQ subjects and forms of social and internalized LGBTQ-phobia.

3.3. Possible coping strategies
In this stage, we will seek possible coping tactics in the face of the suicidal problematic in the LGBTQ population, emphasizing the importance of effective measures and political security in the spheres of health and education aimed at LGBTQ people.

Target audience: Researchers in Gender Studies and Sexualities, teachers, students and other professionals with an interest in the subject

Bio note

Yasmin Cassetari da Silva
 é graduada em Psicologia pela Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências e Letras, Assis. Mestranda em Psicologia e Sociedade pela Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências e Letras, Assis, na qual é investigadora financiada pela Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP). Possui atuação no Diretório de Grupos de Pesquisa no Brasil (CNPq) pelo grupo PsiCUqueer - Coletivos, Psicologias e Culturas Queer da UNESP/ASSIS, também participa do grupo "Deleuze/Guattari e Foucault, elos e ressonâncias" da UNESP/ASSIS. Realizou estágio de pesquisa no exterior, também financiado pela FAPESP, junto ao Laboratório Internacional Nietzschiano, este situado no Instituto de Filosofia da Nova (IFILNOVA,UNL-FCSH) em Lisboa. Trabalha atualmente em realizações de oficinas e palestras de campanhas preventivas ao suicídio em escolas, presídios e eventos universitários sobre a temática.

holds a degree in Psychology from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculty of Sciences and Humanities. Master's degree in Psychology and Society from Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculty of Sciences and Humanities, where she is a researcher funded by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP). She is also a member of the group "Deleuze/Guattari and Foucault, links and resonances" of UNESP/ASSIS. She is also a member of the Group of Researches in Brazil (CNPq) by the group PsiCUqueer - Collectives, Psychologies and Cultures Queer of UNESP/ASSIS. Conducted an internship abroad, also funded by FAPESP, at the Nietzschean International Laboratory, located at the Institute of Philosophy of Nova (IFILNOVA, UNL-FCSH) in Lisbon. She is currently working on workshops and lectures on suicide prevention campaigns in schools, prisons and university events on the subject.

Organisers: Project INTIMATE and Project CILIA LGBTQI+