Book review: Gay and Lesbian Youth, edited by Gilbert Herdt

The GLBTRT has been reviewing books and movies in its newsletter since the early 1990s. Trace the evolution of queer publishing through these historic reviews. This review was originally published in Vol. 3, No. 1 & 2, Fall 1990/Winter 1991.

Cover of Gay and Lesbian YouthGay and Lesbian Youth. Gilbert Herdt, editor. Harrington Park Press, 1989. Paper. $19.95. (ISBN 0-918393-56-6)

Originally published as the Journal of Homosexuality, Volume 17, Numbers 1 – 4, 1989, Gay and Lesbian Youth provides a much-needed compilation of research dealing with homosexuality and adolescents. The research included gives a broad cross-section of the coming out process for gay and lesbian youth in England, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, France, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Australia-as well as the U.S. The collection also includes several studies dealing specifically with gay male prostitution.

Gay and Lesbian Youth is not designed for an adolescent audience; rather it is appropriate for collections in gay and lesbian studies, women’s studies, and youth counseling, and for the informed reader.

Reviewed by Jim McPeak
Lepper Public Library
Lisbon, Ohio


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