National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

A Review of the Professional Literature and Research Needs for LGBT Youth of Color

Ryan, C.
Year Published: 2002
Literature Review
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
National Youth Advocacy Coalition

The author of this six-page document presents a review of the literature on the issues experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth of color. The author identified 16 articles and two book chapters published in the last 30 years abut the needs of these youth. She found that none focused specifically on lesbian or transgender youth of color. As a result of her review, the author concluded that substantial gaps exist in the literature on adult lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals of color in basic areas, such as sexual and transgender identity development, sexuality and sexual behaviors, culture, and experiences related to families, parenting, coping, and resilience. Modified Author Abstract.

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