The Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth
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Queer Kids by John DeCecco
Book DescriptionPacked to the hilt with living narratives, scholarly research, and problem-solution scenarios, Queer Kids: The Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth examines the unique challenges faced by today's homosexual young adults. You'll learn what modern-day queer kids do to cope, survive, and find understanding in a world riddled with homophobic intolerance. Queer Kids is a lens of clarity that will help the average straight adult--and maybe even the average gay adult--see things from a kid's point of view. Its detail-oriented, well-wrought chapters will provide you with literally hundreds of stories of young people who are trying to define themselves sexually and emotionally in a society of criss-crossing judgment, stereotyping, anger, and expectation. Aimed at three target groups--counselors, parents, and youth--this book introduces you to a variety of interesting kids, offers you a look at the process of coming out, and helps you grasp the experience of queer identification. Specifically, you'll read about: * queer kids and their families and peers * the medical/health care profession's impact on queer kids * the teachers and counselors of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth * how to alleviate harrassment, abuse, withdrawal, and loneliness * the effects of familial denial, prejudiced counselors, and standoffish gay adults Being a kid is tough--but being a queer kid can be even tougher. Fortunately, Queer Kids is available for students, ministers, teachers, youth- and health-care workers, and especially the friends and families of teens who are working through the personal turbulence that too often accompanies sexual and emotional definition. Guided by its upfront approach and practical resource list of written, computer, and telephone aids, you'll see that a solution is not as distant as you think. Read it, and relearn what it means to be a kid again.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560239291
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harrington Park Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John DeCecco
Behind the Mask of the Mattachine, Hardback (November 2006)
The Mattachine is the origin of the contemporary American gay movement. This work travels back to the times before Stonewall and its aftermath, to the beginnings of the modern homosexual movement and the lesser-known individuals who started it. This chronicle gives the history of the activists who organized homosexuals.
Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods, Hardback (August 2004)» View all books by John DeCecco
An eye opening look at the traditions of particular religions and their edicts concerning gay sex. Draws a parallel between homosexuality and the idea of religion, suggesting that gay rights can be understood as a freedom of religion issue.
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