Crisis : 40 stories revealing the personal, social, and religious pain and trauma of growing up gay in America /

by Gold, Mitchell.; Drucker, Mindy..
Type: Book
Publisher: Austin, TX : Greenleaf Book Group Press, c2008 .Edition: 1st ed .Description: xxviii, 369 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm .Summary: A mental health crisis faces American teens right now--and it is one we can solve. Hundreds of thousands of gay teens face traumatic depression, fear, rejection, persecution, and isolation--usually alone. Studies show they are 190% more likely to use drugs or alcohol and four times more likely to attempt suicide. Homophobia and discrimination are at the heart of their pain. Love, support, and acceptance--all within our power to give--can save them. This book is for clergy, parents, educators, and politicians who may not realize the harm their words and actions can cause, as well as for supportive parents of gay teens; teens navigating this difficult time; and fair-minded people who want to help end the harm. Here are revealing stories by forty diverse Americans, plus insights from straight clergy and parents explaining their support of gay people as whole human beings guaranteed equal rights by our Constitution.--From publisher description .ISBN: 9781929774104 :; 1929774109 :.Related Subjects: Homosexuality -- United States | Gays -- United States -- Social conditions | Gays -- United States -- Biography | Gays -- United States -- Attitudes | Gay teenagers -- United States | Gay youth -- United States | Homophobia -- United States | Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- United States Contents: Foreword / Martina Navratilova -- Why this book? -- Stats I wish I didn't have to share -- All I ask is your compassion -- A note on language -- Pt. 1. RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION. Introduction / Dan Karslake -- Rev. Irene Monroe -- Rev. Dr. Mel White -- The Right Reverend Gene Robinson -- Bruce Bastian -- H. Alexander Robinson -- Ari Gold -- Rodney Powell -- Jody Huckaby -- Matt Comer -- Jared Horsford -- Jarrod Parker -- An Evangelical Christian apologizes / Brent Childers -- Pt. 2. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY REJECTION. Introduction / Charles Robbins -- Richard Chamerlain -- Mitchell Gold -- Jorge Valencia -- Nate Berkus -- James McGreevey -- Howard Bragman -- Candace Gingrich -- Bob Witeck -- Donna Red Wing -- Jim Hormel -- Brandon Rolph Kneefel -- Robert Wrasse -- Pt. 3. SCHOOL AND SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION. Introduction / Kevin Jennings -- Alec Mapa -- Neil Giuliano -- Brian Graden -- Joe Solmonese -- Bob Williams -- Jacob Breslow -- Katie Batza -- Tony Meyer -- Julia Brindisi -- Pt. 4. IN THE WORKPLACE. Introduction / Lane Hudson -- Billy Bean -- Barney Frank -- John Amaechi -- Tammy Baldwin -- Hilary Rosen -- Pt. 5. WHAT I KNOW NOW: ON LOSING A CHILD. Mary Lou Wallner -- Elke Kennedy -- Pt. 6. THE SIN QUESTION. Looking to the past for the future -- Homosexuality is not a sin / Jimmy Creech -- Homosexuality, the Bible, and us / Rev. Dr. H. Stephen Shoemaker -- Pt. 7. EXPOSÉ: A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF DEPRESSION, ISOLATION, AND FEAR. The untold story -- RESOURCES. Organizations to call -- Organizations not to call -- What is reparative therapy?
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A mental health crisis faces American teens right now--and it is one we can solve. Hundreds of thousands of gay teens face traumatic depression, fear, rejection, persecution, and isolation--usually alone. Studies show they are 190% more likely to use drugs or alcohol and four times more likely to attempt suicide. Homophobia and discrimination are at the heart of their pain. Love, support, and acceptance--all within our power to give--can save them. This book is for clergy, parents, educators, and politicians who may not realize the harm their words and actions can cause, as well as for supportive parents of gay teens; teens navigating this difficult time; and fair-minded people who want to help end the harm. Here are revealing stories by forty diverse Americans, plus insights from straight clergy and parents explaining their support of gay people as whole human beings guaranteed equal rights by our Constitution.--From publisher description.

Foreword / Martina Navratilova -- Why this book? -- Stats I wish I didn't have to share -- All I ask is your compassion -- A note on language -- Pt. 1. RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION. Introduction / Dan Karslake -- Rev. Irene Monroe -- Rev. Dr. Mel White -- The Right Reverend Gene Robinson -- Bruce Bastian -- H. Alexander Robinson -- Ari Gold -- Rodney Powell -- Jody Huckaby -- Matt Comer -- Jared Horsford -- Jarrod Parker -- An Evangelical Christian apologizes / Brent Childers -- Pt. 2. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY REJECTION. Introduction / Charles Robbins -- Richard Chamerlain -- Mitchell Gold -- Jorge Valencia -- Nate Berkus -- James McGreevey -- Howard Bragman -- Candace Gingrich -- Bob Witeck -- Donna Red Wing -- Jim Hormel -- Brandon Rolph Kneefel -- Robert Wrasse -- Pt. 3. SCHOOL AND SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION. Introduction / Kevin Jennings -- Alec Mapa -- Neil Giuliano -- Brian Graden -- Joe Solmonese -- Bob Williams -- Jacob Breslow -- Katie Batza -- Tony Meyer -- Julia Brindisi -- Pt. 4. IN THE WORKPLACE. Introduction / Lane Hudson -- Billy Bean -- Barney Frank -- John Amaechi -- Tammy Baldwin -- Hilary Rosen -- Pt. 5. WHAT I KNOW NOW: ON LOSING A CHILD. Mary Lou Wallner -- Elke Kennedy -- Pt. 6. THE SIN QUESTION. Looking to the past for the future -- Homosexuality is not a sin / Jimmy Creech -- Homosexuality, the Bible, and us / Rev. Dr. H. Stephen Shoemaker -- Pt. 7. EXPOSÉ: A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF DEPRESSION, ISOLATION, AND FEAR. The untold story -- RESOURCES. Organizations to call -- Organizations not to call -- What is reparative therapy?

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