A collection of texts (books and articles) that I have either read and find vastly important for my professional library or someone has recommended. Please contribute!


For Elementary Teachers

Letts, W. J., & Sears, J. T. (Eds.). (1999). Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.
For K-12 Teachers

Campos, D. (2005). Understanding gay and lesbian youth: Lessons for straight school teachers, counselors, and administrators. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Education.

Owens, R. E. (1998). Queer kids: The challenges and promise for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. New York: Haworth Press.


For Post-Secondary Teachers

Kissen, R. M. (Ed.). (2002). Getting Ready for Benjamin: Preparing Teachers For Sexual Diversity in the Classroom. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bell, L., Adams, M., & Griffin, P. (Eds.). (1997). Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. New York: Routledge.





For Anyone Interested in Learning More about Queer Issues in Education

Athanases, S. Z., & Larrabee, T. G. (2003). Toward a consistent stance in teaching for equity: Learning to advocate for lesbian- and gay-identified youth. Teaching and Teacher Education 19, 237-261.

Bochenek, M., Brown, A. W., & Human Rights Watch. (2001). Hatred in the hallways: Violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in U.S. schools. New York: Human Rights Watch.

Cahill, B., & Adams, E. (1997). An exploratory study of early childhood teachers’ attitudes toward gender roles. Sex Roles, 36(7/8), 517-529.

Chasoff, D. (Producer/Director). (1995). It’s elementary: Talking about gay issues in school [videotape]. (Available from Women’s Educational Media, New York).

DePalma, R., & Atkinson, E. (Eds.). (2009). Interrogating heteronormativity in primary schools: The no outsiders project. Oakhill, VA: Trentham.

Epstein, D. (Ed.). (1994). Challenging lesbian and gay inequalities in education. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.

Grossman, A. H., Haney, A. P., Edwards, P., Alessi, E. J., Ardon, M., & Howell, T. J. (2009). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth talk about experiencing and coping with school violence: A qualitative study. Journal of LGBT Youth, 6, 24-46.

Holmes, S.E., & Cahill, S. (2005). School experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. In J.T. Sears, (Ed.), Gay, lesbian, and transgender issues in education: Programs, policies and practices (pp. 63–76). New York: Harrington Park Press.

Kissen, R. M. (1993). Listening to gay and lesbian teenagers. Teaching Education, 5(2), 57-67.

Kosciw, J. G., Diaz, E. M., & Greytak, E. A. (2008). 2007 national school climate survey: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in our nation’s schools. New York: GLSEN.

Letts, W. J., & Sears, J. T. (Eds.). (1999). Queering elementary education: Advancing the dialogue about sexualities and schooling. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Mathison, C. (1998). The invisible minority: Preparing teachers to meet the needs of gay and lesbian youth. Journal of Teacher Education, 49(2), 151-155.

Sears, J. T. (Ed.) (2005). Youth, education, and sexualities: An international encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Swartz, P. C. (2003). It’s Elementary in Appalachia: Helping prospective teachers and their students understand sexuality and gender. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 1(1), 51-71.

Unks, G. (1995). The gay teen: Educational practice and theory for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents. New York: Routledge.

Walling, D. R. (Ed.). (1996). Open lives, safe schools: Addressing gay and lesbian issues in education. Bloomington, Indiana: Phi Kappa Educational Foundation.

Woog, D. (1995). School’s out. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.


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