ERIC Number: EJ906331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Contradictions and Complexities in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
Russell, Stephen T.
Prevention Researcher, v17 n4 p3-6 2010
Research consistently shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are a vulnerable population. It is essential for professionals who work with adolescents or in adolescent-serving organizations to understand strategies for creating supportive environments for LGBTQ youth. This introduction briefly outlines social science research about the contemporary lives of LGBTQ youth, as well as the most recent research that speaks to both risk and resilience in their lives. These discussions provide grounding for the articles in this issue that consider ways to create supportive environments for LGBTQ students.
Descriptors: Youth, Social Sciences, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Social Bias, Social Attitudes, At Risk Persons, Social Support Groups, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Environment, Adolescents
Integrated Research Services, Inc. 66 Club Road Suite 370, Eugene, OR 97401. Tel: 800-929-2955; Fax: 541-683-2621; Web site: http://www.tpronline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A