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Feeling good inside and out should be everyone's goal. But lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people often have a tougher time of it as they grapple with issues such as shame, rejection, and low self-esteem. This book discusses the unique pressures that lead too many LGBT youth to alcohol, drug, and tobacco abuse as well as eating disorders, unsafe sex, and unwanted pregnancy. Learn how to cope with feelings of alienation and depression,...
Depicts specific health concerns within the gay community, discusses the psychological and physical issues that contribute to unhealthy choices, and provides information about how to avoid the risks and live healthy and productive lives. Includes color photos, an index, and sources for additional information.
As part of the normal experience of growing up, many teenagers feel significant stress, confusion, and self-doubt. These intense emotions can be overwhelming for anyone but are often that much more challenging for LGBT youth. Without the resources or support they need, too many will suffer the depression and self-hatred that lead to alcohol and drug abuse, unsafe sex, and suicidal thoughts. The good news is that there are more sources of help to turn...
4) Franklin: A gay teenager's journey from crippling self-doubt to an empowering awareness of God's grace
"Franklin Harrison is seventeen years old and about to enter his senior year of high school. Tormented by the teachings of his church that condemn him for being gay, he is desperate to change who he is. Franklin struggles to conform to what he has been taught is God's will for him. This change that he seeks never comes. When he loses the small solace he found in his love of photography and abandons his camera, any glimmer of hope slips away. He can...
"Growing Up LGBTQ explores what life is like for adolescents in the LGBTQ community, including topics like coming out, bullying and discrimination in school, and mental health. It also examines the creation of community and found family for LGBTQ people. Features include a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards"--Publisher's website.
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