LGBT Youth Issues Today: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • David E. Newton
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  • ISBN-10: 1610693167
  • ISBN-13: 9781610693165
  • DDC: 306.76
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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While all youth are likely to face traumatic or stressful situations in their transition to adulthood, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) youth face significant and specific challenges in their lives-a result of living in a society that has yet to accept or be comfortable with the idea of same-sex or other "non-heterosexual" attraction, especially among young people. 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. Also included is a chapter profiling about 20 individuals and organizations that have been involved in discussions about gay and lesbian youth, such as Tony Perkins, Kevin Jennings, Robert Parlin, the GLBT National Help Center, It Gets Better, Gay Lesbian Straight Educational Network (GLSEN), Family Pride Coalition, Out Scouts, Family Research Council, and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter: Part I.
Other Frontmatter: Part II.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Perspectives.
4: Profiles.
5: Data and Documents.
6: Data.
7: Documents.
8: Tinker v. Des Moines School District; 393 U.S. 503 (1969).
9: Aaron Fricke v. Richard B. Lynch; 491 F. Supp. 381 (1980).
10: Equal Access Act; 20 U.S.C. §§ 4071-74 (1984).
11: Board of Education v. Mergens; 496 U.S. 226 (1990).
12: Jamie S. Nabozny v. Mary Podlesny, William Davis, Thomas Blauert; 92 F.3d 446 (1996).
13: Boy Scouts of America et al. v. Dale (1999).
14: Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties (2001).
15: Henkle v. Gregory; 150 F.Supp.2d 1067 (2001).
16: Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (2008).
17: It Gets Better (Obama Post) (2010).
18: Student Non-Discrimination Act; H.R. 998/S. 555 (2011).
19: Recommendations of the Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (2011).
20: Letter from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (2011).
21: SAMHSA on Suicide Risk for LGBT Youth (2011).
22: Resources for Further Research.
23: Books.
24: Articles.
25: Reports.
26: Internet Sources.
About the Author.