Harvard Educational Review
  1. Helping Gay and Lesbian Youth

    New Policies, New Programs, New Practices

    Edited by Teresa DeCrescenzo

    New York: Harrington Park Press, 1994. 186 pp. $19.95 (paper)

    Fifteen years ago, there were few books and articles that examined the experiences and explored the needs of lesbian and gay youth. Helping Gay and Lesbian Youth joins the growing body of literature attempting to address issues facing gay and lesbian adolescents. In this book, editor Teresa DeCrescenzo has collected a series of articles that offer insight into the development of gay and lesbian identities. Contributing authors explore issues pertinent to lesbian and gay adolescents with respect to law, social policy, health and development, and counseling. The book includes descriptions of model programs for lesbian and gay youth, including the Boston Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Youth, Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services in Los Angeles, the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York, and the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League in Washington, DC.

    This book provides entry into a range of issues related to lesbian and gay youth through a series of interesting and informative articles that, while not necessarily provocative, should prove useful in their focus on the development of appropriate supports and services necessary to meet the needs of lesbian and gay youth and as a beginning point for further research. DeCrescenzo, a long-time advocate for lesbian and gay adolescents, has pulled together an array of articles that will be useful for social workers, advocates, teachers, policymakers, parents, and all individuals concerned for the healthy development of adolescent identities and sexualities.

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    A Transgender-Inspired Revolution in Academia
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    Negotiating Legacies
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    By Townsand Price-Spratlen
    A Gay-Themed Lesson in an Ethnic Literature Curriculum
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    By Steven Z. Athanases
    What Difference Does It Make? The Story of a Lesbian Teacher
    By Carla Washburne Rensenbrink
    Toward a Most Thorough Understanding of the World
    Sexual Orientation and Early Childhood Education
    By Virginia Casper, Harriet K. Cuffaro, Steven Schultz, Jonathan G. Silin, and Elaine Wickens
    Race and Sexual Orientation
    The (Im)possibility of These Intersections in Educational Policy
    By Kathryn Snider
    How We Find Ourselves
    Identity Development and Two Spirit People
    By Alex Wilson
    Manly Men and Womanly Women
    Deviance, Gender Role Polarization, and the Shift in Women's School Employment, 1900-1976
    By Jackie M. Blount
    Researching Dissident Subjectivities
    Queering the Grounds of Theory and Practice
    By Kenn Gardner Honeychurch
    Cornel West on Heterosexism and Transformation
    An Interview
    HER Board

    Book Notes

    Open Lives, Safe Schools
    Edited by Donovan R. Walling

    Uncommon Heroes
    Edited by Phillip Sherman and Samuel Bernstein

    Free Your Mind
    By Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman.

    Becoming Visible
    Edited by Kevin Jennings

    Death By Denial
    By Gary Remafedi

    Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?
    By Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott.

    One Teacher in Ten
    By Kevin Jennings

    The Gay Teen
    Edited by Gerald Unks

    Tilting the Tower
    Edited by Linda Garber

    School's Out
    by Dan Woog

    The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader
    Edited by Henry Abelove, Michele Aina Barale, and David M. Halperin

    Joining the Tribe
    By Linnea Due

    How Would You Feel If Your Dad Was Gay?
    By Ann Heron and Meredith Maran; illustrated by Kris Kovick.

    Helping Gay and Lesbian Youth
    Edited by Teresa DeCrescenzo