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
Published: New York : Harrington Park Press, [2002]
Series:Haworth gay & lesbian studies.
Table of Contents:
  • Shame can shatter their dreams
  • Myths and fallacies
  • Identity development
  • Coming out
  • Parents and families coming out
  • For all parents
  • What happens to gay children at school?
  • Students tell us how schools can help
  • How individuals with the school system can help gay students
  • Gay youth support groups
  • A school climate survey
  • Transcending the stigma
  • Enlightened mayor seeks acceptance for gay youth
  • Legal and social policy barriers and how they affect gay children
  • Transgender identity
  • Personal stories of transsexuals growing up
  • The tipping point.