Growing Up LGBT in America

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has just released a report which will serve as a great resource called Growing-Up-LGBT-in-America (Click the link there to read it.  Seriously.  Do it now).  I highly recommend checking it out and downloading it.  It’s informative, and it’s also pretty.  The information from this report comes from reportings from over 10,000 LGBT youth ages 13-17 and will be very helpful for anyone wanting to understand the issues of importance for this demographic.  Big thanks to HRC for putting out this report!

Particularly worth mentioning is that the report compares LGBT youth with non-LGBT youth, which really goes a long way towards showing the different issues of importance for kids age 13-17 depending on whether they identify with heteronormative expressions of gender and sexuality.  The report also talks about perceptions of faith environments (like churches), schools, future plans, etc. for LGBT teenagers.  I really think this is a must-read for educators, youth pastors, counselors, and pastoral care givers in general.  Read it.  Do it now.

What do you think of this report?  Weigh in!

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