ERIC Number: EJ835260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
A "Postgay" Horizon and Lessons for High School and beyond
Walling, Donovan R.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v5 n2 p109-118 Jun 2008
The popular media have made gay and lesbian individuals increasingly visible. In educational contexts, this has led to an increased recognition of gay and lesbian adults as potential role models. But it should be understood by educators that "openness" about gay and lesbian topics is largely confined to the media, and many portrayals remain stereotypical. Persistent taboos against openly addressing issues related to the sexuality of young people in schools are entrenched. Educators who deal with adolescents are limited by custom, expectation, and in many cases statute when it comes to addressing the needs of LGBT and questioning youth. Three recent books may help teachers, counselors, and school administrators understand more fully LGBT and questioning students' needs. The reviewed books are Ritch C. Savin-Williams' "The New Gay Teenager", David Campos' "Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth", and Shane L. Windmeyer's "The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students."
Descriptors: Role Models, Homosexuality, Youth, High School Students, Adults, Adolescents, Mass Media Effects
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