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Youth

"What Does Gay Mean?"

"What Does Gay Mean?" is an anti-bullying program designed by the National Mental Health Program to improve understanding and respect for youth who are gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT). Centered on an educational booklet calledWhat Does Gay Mean? How to Talk with Kids About Sexual Orientation and Prejudice, the program encourages parents and others to communicate and share values of respect with their children.

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PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends.

Includes a downloadable brochure called "Our Trans Children: A Publication of the Transgender Network of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays."

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Recommended reading specifically for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens:

Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence. Ed. Marion Dane. 1994.

Annie On My Mind. Nancy Garden. Harper Colins, 1992.

Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay and Lesbian History for High School and College Students. Kevin Jennings, editor.  Alyson Publications, 1994.

Being Different: Lambda Youths Speak Out. Larry D. Brimmmer. Grolier, 1995.

Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out. Ed. Loraine Hutchins & Lani Kaahumahu.  1991.

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