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Suggested Readings

Articles specifically addressing the LGBTQ population in a college/university setting

Beemyn, Brett, et al. Transgender Issues on College Campuses. New Directions for Student Services. Vol. 111 (2005)

Brown, Robert, et al. Assessing the Campus Climate for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Students Using a Multiple Perspectives Approach. Journal of College Student Development. Vol. 45 Issue 1. (2004)

Evans, Nancy, and Todd Herriott. Freshmen Impressions: How Investigating the Campus Climate for LGBT Students Affected Four Freshmen Students. Journal of College Student Development. Vol. 45 Issue 3.(2004)

Evans, Nancy. The Impact of LGBT Safe Zone Project on Campus Climate. Journal of College Student Development. Vol.43 Issue 4. (2002)

Finkel, Melinda, et al. Diversity Training in Graduate School: An Exploratory Evaluation of the Safe Zone Project. Professional Psychology. Vol. 34 Issue 5. (2003)

Ivory, Brian. LGBT Students in Community College: Characteristics, Challenges, and Recommendations. New Directions for Student Services. Vol. 111 (Fall 2005)

Renn, Kristen, and Brent Bilodeau. Leadership Identity Development Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Leaders. NASPA Journal. Vol. 42 Issue 3. (2004)

Renn, Kristen. LGBT Student Leaders and Queer Activists: Identities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Identified College Student Leaders and Activists. Journal of College Student Development. Vol. 48 Issue 3. (2007)

General Readings

Adelman, M., Ed. Long Time Passing: Lives of Older Lesbians. Alyson Publications, Boston, 1986. Personal Stories.

Bailey, Derrick S. Homosexuality and the Western Christian Tradition. 1975. Archon Books. Includes bibliography.

Blumenfeld, Warren J. Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price. Boston. Beacon Press, 1992. Essays on the generalized effects of homophobia and heterosexism.

Borhek, Mary V. Coming out to Parents, Pilgrim Press, 1983. A two-way survival guide for gays, lesbians, and their parents. How to handle the confusion, disappointment, and guilt that is sometimes present.

Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle, Bantam Books, 1973, 1988. A novel about growing up lesbian in American.

Clark, Don. Loving Someone Gay. Celestialarts, 1977, 1987. Sympathetic and knowledgeable guide for gays, their families, friends, therapists and counselors who want to support them. Written by a therapist who is a gay father.

Cohen, Susan and Daniel. When Someone You Know is Gay. Celestialarts, 1989. Addressed to adolescents as informational, this covers a wide range of topics honestly and empathetically.

Dew, Robb Foreman. The Family Heart. Ballantine Books, 1994. A mother’s memoir of when her adolescent son came out…the impact on relationships within and beyond the family, and their processes for survival and growth.

Fairchild, Betty. Now That You Know, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1977. Personal account of one of the founders of the national organization of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG). Includes practical advice and many first-person stories from parents and gay youth.

Fricke, Aaron. Reflections of A Rock Lobster. Alyson Publications, 1981. Aaron Fricke made national news when he sued his school for the right to take a male date to the prom. Here is his story of growing up gay in America.

Garden, Nancy. Annie on My Mind. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1982. A realistic love story of two young women. Includes lots of useful and accurate information about homosexuality and tells what it feels like to be gay.

Windmeyer, Shane, ed. (founder of Lambda 10 Project). Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities, Alyson Publications, 2005. Are the bonds of brotherhood strong enough to overcome homophobia within a fraternity, even when it comes to rushing openly gay or love between fraternity brothers? Those are some of the questions raised in this book.

Windemeyer, Shane, ed. Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity, 1998. Groundbreaking anthology of college life.