October 11 is National Coming Out Day, an annual event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and to promote LGBT rights. 

The following are resources from the CSUMB Library and elsewhere on the theme of LGBT youth. 

Books on LGBT youth in schools

Cianciotto, J. , & Cahill, S. (2012). LGBT Youth in America's Schools. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

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Miceli, M. (2005). Standing Out, Standing Together: The Social and Political Impact of Gay-straight Alliances. New York: Routledge.

 

Campos, D. (2005). Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth: Lessons for Straight School Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

 

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Baker, J. (2002). How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nuturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community. New York: Harrington Park Press.

 

 

Juvenile literature with LGBT themes

Ryan, P. (2011). Gemini Bites. New York: Scholastic Press.

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Danforth, E. (2012). The Miseducation of Cameron Post. New York: Balzer + Bray.

Myracle, L. (2011). Shine. New York: Amulet Books.

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Richardson, J. , Parnell, P. , & Cole, H. (2005). And Tango Makes Three. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

 

Additional resources

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

CSUMB Library's Gender Studies research guide

Human Rights Campaign's Coming Out Center

CSUMB LGBTQIQ Health & Wellness