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Organizations and Websites

Advocates for Youth                                                                   


Alabama Safe Schools Coalition 


American Civil Liberties Union (Safe Schools Project)   


Assn for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Issues & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ala (ALGBTICAL)


Gay/Lesbian/Straight Education Network (GLSEN)                  


National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth


National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education


National Gay and Lesbian Task Force                                             


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


Safe Schools Coalition          


The Trevor Project (Suicide Prevention Help Line)             


Books and Publications


APA. (2008). Just the facts about sexual orientation & youth: A primer for principals, educators & school  personnel.


(Includes position on “reparative” therapies.)


Baker, J. (2002). How homophobia hurts children.  New York: Harrington Park Press.


Casper, V., & Schultz, S. B. (1999). Gay parents/straight schools: Building communication and trust.New York: Teachers College Press.


Coloroso. B. (2003). The bully, the bullied, and the bystander. New York: Harper Collins.


Gold, M. (Ed.) (2008). Crisis: 40 stories revealing the personal, social, and religious pain and trauma of growing up gay in America. Austin, TX: Greenleaf Group Book Press.


Griffin, C. W., Wirth, M. J. & Wirth, A. G. (1996). Beyond acceptance: Parents of lesbians and gays talk about their experiences. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.


Grossman, A. H. & D’Augelli, A. R. (2007). “Transgender youth and life-threatening behaviors.” Suicide and life threatening behaviors, 37 (5), 527-537.


Huegel, K. (2003). GLBTQ: The survival guide for queer & questioning teens. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.


Kimmel, M. S. & Mahler, M. (2003). “Adolescent masculinity, homophobia, and violence: Random school shootings, 1982-2001. American Behavioral Scientist, 46 (10), 1439-1458.


National Association of School Psychologists (2008). School Psychology Review, 37 (2). (A special issue on homophobic bullying in the schools. Highly recommended.)


National School Boards Association. Dealing with legal matters surrounding students’ sexual orientation and gender identity.


National School Boards Association. Sexual orientation issues for schools 101 packet.

Available on order:


Ryan, C., Huebner, D., Diaz, R. M., & Sanchez, J. (2009). “Family rejection as a predictor of negative health outcomes in white and Latino lesbian, gay, and bisexual young adults.” Pediatrics, 123, 346-352.


Russell, S. T. & Marks, S. R. (2006). “Preventing suicide among sexual minority youth.”  The Prevention Researcher, 13 (3), 19-20.


Sandoval, J. (Ed.) (2002). Handbook of crisis counseling, intervention, and prevention in the schools. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (Chapter: “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning Youth”)


Satcher, J. & Leggett, M. (2005). “What to say when your student may be gay? A primer for school counselors.” Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 31(2), 44-52.


Savin-Williams, R. C. (2006). The new gay teenager. Boston: Harvard University Press.


Stone, C. B. (2003). “Counselors as advocates for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth: A call for equity and action.Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 31, 143-155.


Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (2008). Suicide risk and prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.



UAB. (2009). Safe zone training & reference manual.


Wolfe, N. (2005). “Counseling issues with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth: The school counselor as advocate for change.” Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 31(2), 53-61.

Prepared by Glenda R. Elliott, Ph.D., LPC, Alabama Safe Schools Coalition
For additional information, contact: Glenda R. Elliott, Ph.D.; LPC  Email:



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