How homophobia hurts children : nurturing diversity at home, at school, and in the community / Jean M. Baker.

In this compelling and sympathetic volume, the Chair of Arizona's Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Issues Committee and Co-Chair of Wingspan's Youth Services Committee breaks down the myths surrounding homosexuality that still pervade many schools and school playgrounds. Making her argument from the p...

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Main Author: Baker, Jean M.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Harrington Park Press, ©2002.
Series:Haworth gay & lesbian studies.
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