Contemporary World Issues: LGBT Youth Issues Today: A Reference Handbook

Editor/Author Newton, David E.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $58.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $87.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069315-8
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Image Count: 7
Book Status: Available
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"LGBT Youth Issues Today: A Reference Handbook" presents historical background on the topic, provides an up-to-date examination of the issues of concern to LGBT youth, and offers in-depth information and resources for further research.In addition to providing frank, accessible information about the problems, controversies, and solutions facing today's LGBT teenagers, the work contains a chapter of essays from informed individuals regarding same-sex relationships among youth, voicing the experiences and opinions of activists, social workers, psychologists, educators, parents of LGBT youth, and LGBT youth themselves.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1 Background and History
  • Homosexuality in History
  • Same-Sex Behavior in Adolescence
  • Man-Boy Love
  • The Making of a Gay Community
  • Gay Liberation and Gay Rights
  • But What about LGBT Youth?
  • Homosexuality and Child Molestation
  • The Growth of LGBT Organizations
  • A Word about Words
  • References
  • 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions
  • Coming Out to Oneself
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Children and Teenagers
  • What about the Q in LGBTQ?
  • Coming Out to Family
  • Coming Out as an Issue for Family
  • Coming Out to One's Friends and Peers
  • School Issues
  • Responses to Bullying
  • Effects of Bullying
  • The School's Role in Controlling Bullying
  • Bullying Laws
  • Homelessness
  • Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 3 Perspectives
  • Introduction
  • Andy's Coming Out: Andy Barlow
  • Scouts for Equality: Justin Bickford
  • Our GSA Journey: Alison Colby
  • Athlete Ally: Brian Healey
  • Bi Youth Need Validation, Not Disbelief: Ellyn Ruthstrom
  • Bi Youth Resources
  • You're Not Straight and You're Not Gay: What's Up?: Jack Scott
  • Survival Sex among Homeless LGBT Youth: Noelle Swan
  • The Road to Transitioning: Danielle White
  • 4 Profiles
  • Introduction
  • Advocates for Youth
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Harry Benjamin (1885-1986)
  • Bisexual Resource Center
  • Campus Pride, Inc.
  • Diverse Harmony
  • Family Acceptance Project
  • GLAAD
  • Christopher T. Gonzalez (1963-1994) and Jeff Werner (d. 1997)
  • GSA Network
  • Harvey Milk High School
  • The Alliance School of Milwaukee
  • The Hetrick-Martin Institute
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
  • IMPACT
  • International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization
  • It Gets Better Project
  • Kevin Jennings (1963-)
  • Fred (Fritz) Klein (1932-2006)
  • Lambda Legal
  • Jeanne Manford (1920-2013)
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
  • Robert Parlin (1963-)
  • Point Foundation
  • Dan Savage (1964-)
  • Mark Segal (1951-)
  • Trans Youth Family Allies
  • The Trevor Project
  • Zachariah Wahls (1991-)
  • The Williams Institute
  • 5 Data and Documents
  • Introduction to Data and Documents
  • Data
  • Table 5.1 Estimate of Sexual Orientation of Young Women and Men
  • Table 5.2 Sexual Behaviors of Non-Gay, Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth
  • Table 5.3 Prevalence of Certain Risk Behaviors among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students Compared to Heterosexual Students
  • Table 5.4 Data on LGBT Homeless Youth
  • Documents
  • Tinker v. Des Moines School District; 393 U.S. 503 (1969)
  • Aaron Fricke v. Richard B. Lynch; 491 F.Supp. 381 (1980)
  • Equal Access Act; 20 U.S.C. §§ 4071-74 (1984)
  • Board of Education v. Mergens; 496 U.S. 226 (1990)
  • Jamie S. Nabozny v. Mary Podlesny, William Davis, Thomas Blauert; 92 F.3d 446 (1996)
  • Boy Scouts of America et al. v. Dale (1999)
  • Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties (2001)
  • Henkle v. Gregory; 150 F.Supp.2d 1067 (2001)
  • Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (2008)
  • It Gets Better (Obama Post) (2010)
  • Student Non-Discrimination Act; H.R. 998/S. 555 (2011)
  • Recommendations of the Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (2011)
  • Letter from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (2011)
  • SAMHSA on Suicide Risk for LGBT Youth (2011)
  • 6 Resources for Further Research
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Reports
  • Internet Sources
  • 7 Chronology
  • Glossary
  • About the Author