Book Review: How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community. Jean M. Baker, New York, Harrington Park Press; 2002. 224 pp.$49.95 (hardcover), $24.95 (paperback)

Book Review: How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the... P1: JLS Sex Roles [sers] pp978-sers-472566 September 12, 2003 15:39 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 49, Nos. 9/10, November 2003 ( 2003) Book Review How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing States, its impact on all children, and the role of Diversity at Home, at School, and in the parents, churches, and schools. The next few chap- Community. Jean M. Baker, New York, ters cover myths, coming out, and identity devel- Harrington Park Press; 2002. 224 pp. $49.95 opment. This is followed by two chapters for par- (hardcover), $24.95 (paperback). ents, including the parental coming out process and suggestions for parents on how to create an atmo- sphere of acceptance. Five chapters provide excellent How Homophobia Hurts Children provides an in-depth coverage of school issues including survey- immediate challenge to the silence surrounding issues supported evidence of harassment, intimidation, and of heterosexism and homophobia in children’s lives. violence against LGBT adolescents. Uncensored per- The mere title of the book opens the door to discus- sonal quotes are included from individual high school sion of a topic normally steeped in silence—sexual ori- students. Their stories elicit an emotional understand- entation is not only an adult issue http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community. Jean M. Baker, New York, Harrington Park Press; 2002. 224 pp.$49.95 (hardcover), $24.95 (paperback)

Sex Roles , Volume 49 (10) – Sep 28, 2004
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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1025897126567
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P1: JLS Sex Roles [sers] pp978-sers-472566 September 12, 2003 15:39 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 49, Nos. 9/10, November 2003 ( 2003) Book Review How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing States, its impact on all children, and the role of Diversity at Home, at School, and in the parents, churches, and schools. The next few chap- Community. Jean M. Baker, New York, ters cover myths, coming out, and identity devel- Harrington Park Press; 2002. 224 pp. $49.95 opment. This is followed by two chapters for par- (hardcover), $24.95 (paperback). ents, including the parental coming out process and suggestions for parents on how to create an atmo- sphere of acceptance. Five chapters provide excellent How Homophobia Hurts Children provides an in-depth coverage of school issues including survey- immediate challenge to the silence surrounding issues supported evidence of harassment, intimidation, and of heterosexism and homophobia in children’s lives. violence against LGBT adolescents. Uncensored per- The mere title of the book opens the door to discus- sonal quotes are included from individual high school sion of a topic normally steeped in silence—sexual ori- students. Their stories elicit an emotional understand- entation is not only an adult issue

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 28, 2004

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