Let's Stop Ignoring Our Gay and Lesbian Youth.Edwards, Ann T.
Abstract: Many gay and lesbian students are victimized by others' silence and bigotry. The author discusses her decision to accept her son's gayness, help other parents, and advise educators on creating a welcoming school environment. Educators should use appropriate terms, provide classroom speakers, challenge homophobic remarks, provide positive role models, demand inservice training, and create "mixed" social situations. (MLH)
Title: Let's Stop Ignoring Our Gay and Lesbian Youth.
Author: Edwards, Ann T.
Journal Citation: Educational Leadership, v54 n7 p68-70 Apr 1997
Publication Year: 1997
Document Type: Project Description (141); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Researchers
ERIC Identifier: EJ542650
Clearinghouse Identifier: EA533353
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Descriptors: * Advocacy; * Educational Environment; Elementary Secondary Education; Guidelines; * Homosexuality; * Minority Groups; * Parent School Relationship; Role Models; * Social Discrimination