In a queer voice: Journeys of resilience from adolescence to adulthood

Michael Sadowski, Carol Gilligan

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Adolescence is a difficult time, but it can be particularly stressful for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying youth. In order to avoid harassment and rejection, many LGBTQ teens hide their identities from their families, peers, and even themselves. Educator Michael Sadowski deftly brings the voices of LGBTQ youth out into the open in his poignant and important book, In a Queer Voice. Drawing on two waves of interviews conducted six years apart, Sadowski chronicles how queer youth, who were often "silenced" in school and elsewhere, now can approach adulthood with a strong, queer voice. In a Queer Voice continues the critical conversation about LGBTQ youth issues-from bullying and suicide to other risks involving drug and alcohol abuse-by focusing on the factors that help young people develop positive, self-affirming identities. Using the participants' heartfelt, impassioned voices, we hear what schools, families, and communities can do to help LGBTQ youth become resilient, confident adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTemple University Press
Number of pages196
ISBN (Electronic)9781439908037
ISBN (Print)9781439908020
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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