Issues in School

LGBT Students and Teachers
Being Gay and Lesbian in a Catholic High School: Beyond the Uniform:  Being Gay and Lesbian in a Catholic High School: Beyond the Uniform presents detailed information on the problem of homophobia in Catholic education.

Gay, Lesbian, And Transgender Issues In Education: Programs, Policies, And Practices:  This book takes a comparative approach to educational practices and policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/queer topics.

Gay Parents/Straight Schools: Building Communication and Trust

The Gay Teen: Educational Practice and Theory for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents:  Written by and for gay and straight educators, The Gay Teen explores gay student adolescence from discursive, practical and theoretical perspectives. The volume introduces and sensitizes educators to the complexities of gay identity and sets forth some of the isses facing gay youth in high schools. Contributors survey “gay-friendly” curricula in a number of subject areas, including literature, sex education, sports and social studies. Vital teaching strategies, intervention techniques and staff training recommendations form an integral part of the analyses and are designed to help teachers and counsellors better address the academic and psychological needs of gay students and redress homophobia in the school setting.

How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community

I Could Not Speak My Heart: Education and Social Justice for Gay and Lesbian Youth:  This anthology documents the pain and misunderstanding that LGBTTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Two-spirited, Queer) people have experienced in the very recent past. It then demonstrates the real progress, both in theory and in practice, that has been made and will continue to be made in the 21st century. The struggle for equity and social justice for gay and lesbian youth is far from over, however, and much work remains to be done.

School Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Youth: The Invisible Minority:  Through research and case studies, seven essays explore the needs of queer students, explain how to meet those needs, and examine the consequences of failing to do so.

Standing Out, Standing Together: The Social and Political Impact of Gay-Straight Alliances

Understanding Gay And Lesbian Youth: Lessons For Straight School Teachers, Counselors, And Administrators

Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools:  A comprehensive book that explores the issues surrounding homosexuality and education and advises a course of action to promote tolerance and provide equal opportunity for homosexual students. Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools written by veteran teacher and university instructor Arthur Lipkin, provides a foundation in gay/lesbian studies and offers models for equity, inclusion, and school reform.

When the Drama Club is Not Enough : Lessons from the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students:  As employees of the Massachusetts Department of Education, Perrotti and Westheimer were challenged to create a program for the state’s public schools that would promote a safe and welcoming atmosphere for gay and lesbian students in grades K-12. Working closely with teachers, administrators, students, and community leaders, they developed the Massachusetts Safe Schools Program, which has become a model for other states. As a result of their work as advocates, Perrotti and Westheimer assembled this handbook, featuring the poignant stories and practical strategies they learned along the way.

LGBT Issues in College
Brotherhood : Gay Life in College Fraternities:  Shane Windmeyer reveals a 10-year perspective of progress on gay issues within college fraternities.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender campus organizing: A comprehensive manual

Our Place on Campus: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Services and Programs in Higher Education (The Greenwood Educators’ Reference Collection):  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students arrive on campuses every year expecting their voices to be heard, their concerns acknowledged, and their needs met in a welcoming educational environment. The establishment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Centers on campuses has transformed colleges and universities into places where social justice prevails. This book provides guidelines for establishing and operating LGBT centers or program offices on their own campuses.

Out & About Campus: Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender College Students:  Many of the stories in Out & About Campus are as upsetting or enraging as one would imagine, given the scenario of a queer or questioning youth thrust into a historically straight institution and surrounded by other equally insecure young people. Tales of intolerant classmates and obstructive professors abound, with the usual threats of violence, gay bashings, and episodes of self-loathing. But the gradual movement toward acceptance of “diversity” on college campuses since the mid-1980s has clearly altered the social landscape.

Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity:  This uncompromising first-person series of accounts of life inside that traditionally homophobic institution-the college fraternity-is riveting and brutally honest. Brotherhood, friendships, and a chance to belong are the promises offered to young men by campus fraternities. But what if the young man happens to be gay? Will his brothers accept him, or will he lose his friendships and his community? More than 30 men join voices in this emotionally charged and important anthology to tell their individual stories of coming out or keeping silent and how this decision changed their fraternal experience, their view of themselves, and even their lives.

Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian and Bisexual in a College Sorority:  In honest, fascinating essays, lesbian and bisexual women tell of their experiences in the Greek system from the 1950s to the present. Some of them came out and were warmly accepted (one woman brought her girlfriend to the end-of-the-year formal), while others were ostracized and put on probation by their sisters, and others simply left. This rare glimpse into a cloistered world will intrigue women of all ages.