Recommended Resources

Books on K-12 School Climate and Queer Youth

Campos, D. (2005). Understanding gay and lesbian youth: Lessons for straight school teachers, counselors, and administrators. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

DePalma, R., & Atkinson, E. (2006). The sound of silence: Talking about sexual orientation and schooling. Sex Education, 6, 333-349.

DePalma, R., & Atkinson, E. (Eds.). (2009). Interrogating heteronormativity in primary schools: The No Outsiders Project. Oakhill, VA: Trentham.

DeWitt, P. M. (2012). Dignity for all: Safeguarding LGBT students. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Letts, W. J., & Sears, J. T. (Eds.). (1999). Queering elementary education: Advancing the dialogue about sexualities and schooling. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Owens, R. E. (1998). Queer kids: The challenges and promise for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. New York: Haworth Press.

Sears, J. T. (Ed.). (2011). Gay, lesbian, and transgender issues in education: Programs, policies, and practices. New York: Routledge.

Unks, G. (1995). The gay teen: Educational practice and theory for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents. New York: Routledge.

Walling, D. R. (Ed.). (1996). Open lives, safe schools: Addressing gay and lesbian issues in education. Bloomington, IN: Phi Kappa Educational Foundation.

Books on Gender Complexity and Gender Fluidity

Bornstein, K. (1994). Gender outlaw: On men, women, and the rest of us. New York: Vintage.

Feinberg, L. (1996). Transgender warriors: Making history from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Boston, MA: Beacon.

Feinberg, L. (1998). Transgender liberation: Beyond pink or blue. Boston, MA: Beacon.

Munoz, J. E. (1999). Disidentifications: Queers of color and the performance of politics. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Styrker, S., & Aizura, A. (2013). The transgender studies reader 2. New York: Routledge.

Wilchins, R. (1997). Read my lips: Sexual subversion and the end of gender. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand.

Wilchins, R. (2004). Queer theory, gender theory. Los Angeles, CA: Alyson.

National Research Reports on School Climate and Queer Youth

Human Rights Watch and Hatred in the Hallways Report,

Bochenek, M., Brown, A. W., & Human Rights Watch. (2001). Hatred in the hallways: Violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in U.S. schools. New York: Human Rights Watch.

GLSEN and the National School Climate Survey,

Kosciw, J. G., Greytak, E. A., Bartkiewicz, M. J., Boesen, M. J., & Palmer, N. A. (2012). The 2011 National School Climate Survey: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in our nation’s schools. New York: GLSEN.


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