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Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America

Title

Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America

Publisher

Greenleaf Book Group, LLC

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781608320660

Pages

366 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

A mental health crisis faces American teens right now--and it is one we can solve. Hundreds of thousands of gay teens face traumatic depression, fear, rejection, persecution, and isolation--usually alone. Studies show they are 190 percent more likely to use drugs or alcohol and four times more likely to attempt suicide. Homophobia and discrimination are at the heart of their pain. Love, support, and acceptance--all within our power to give--can save them.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; homosexual; lesbian; gay; same sex relationship

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

female/female; male/male

Keywords

youth development; sexuality; sociology; anthologies; young adult; adolescence; short stories

Diversity Impact

direct

Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America

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