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Gay and Lesbian Youth

1st Edition

By Gilbert Herdt

Routledge

374 pages

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Description

Here is a pioneering volume that explores adolescent homosexuality around the world. Social scientists examine the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers from culture to culture and address the problems and obstacles these young people face. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. A unique and thorough description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies, Gay and Lesbian Youth will help social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents to better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations.

How do the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers vary from culture to culture? Here is the best, most complete description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. Social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents will better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. These differences must be understood by interpreting the adaptations of gay and bisexual teenagers around the world.

Table of Contents

Contents Adolescent Homosexuality: Preface

  • Introduction: Gay and Lesbian Youth, Emergent Identities, and Cultural Scenes at Home and Abroad
  • The Formation of Homosexual Identities
  • Widening Circles: An Ethnographic Profile of a Youth Group
  • Parental Influences on the Self-Esteem of Gay and Lesbian Youths: A Reflected Appraisals Model
  • Sappho Was a Right-On Adolescent: Growing Up Lesbian
  • The Development of Male Prostitution Activity Among Gay and Bisexual Adolescents
  • Male Prostitution and Homosexual Identity
  • Gay Youth and AIDS
  • Lesbian and Gay Youth in England
  • Gay Liberation and Coming Out in Mexico
  • Growing Up Gay or Lesbian in a Multicultural Context
  • Youth, Identity, and Homosexuality: The Changing Shape of Sexual Life in Contemporary Brazil
  • To Be 20 and Homosexual in France Today
  • Gay Youth in Four Cultures: A Comparative Study
  • The Life Course of Gay and Lesbian Youth: An Immodest Proposal for the Study of Lives + Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
FAM006000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Alternative Family
SOC012000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies