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GLBT Content

AdoptUsKids (2011). Recruiting and retaining LGBT foster, adoptive, and kinship families: Sending a welcoming message.

Badgett, L., & Goldberg, N. (Eds.) (2009). Best Practices for Asking Questions About Sexual Orientation on SurveysThe Williams Institute, Retrieved from

Beeler, J., & DiProva, V. (1999). Family adjustment following disclosure of homosexuality by a member: Themes discerned in narrative accountsJournal of Marital and Family Therapy, 25(4), 443-459.

Berkman, C.S., & Zinberg, G. (1997). Homophobia and heterosexism in social workers. Social Work, 42(4), 319.

Boggs, N. (2000). Queer black studies: An Annotated bibliography, 1994-1999. Callalo, 23(1), 479-494.

Bush, I.R.. & Sainz, A. (2001). Competencies at the intersection of difference, tolerance, and prevention of hate crimes. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 13(1/2), 205-224.

Cass, V. C. (1984). Homosexual identity formation: Testing a theoretical model. Journal of Sex Research, 20(2), 143-167.

Crisp, C. (2006). The Gay Affirmative Practice Scale (GAP): A new measure for assessing cultural competence with gay and lesbian clients. Social Work, 51(2), 115-126.

Dorfman, R., Walters, K., Burke, P., Hardin, L., Karanik, T., Rapheal, J., & Silverstein, E. (1995). Old, sad and alone: The myth of the aging homosexual. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 24(1/2), 29-44.

Fredrickson, K.I., Kim, H.J., Emlet, C.A., Muraco, A., Erosheva, E.A., Hoy-Ellis, C.P., Goldsen, J., & Petry, H. (2011). The aging and health report: Disparities and resilience among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults.  Caring and Aging with Pride, Final Report.

Fredrickson, K.I., Kim, H.J., Emlet, C.A., Muraco, A., Erosheva, E.A., Hoy-Ellis, C.P., Goldsen, J., & Petry, H. (2011). The aging and health report: Disparities and resilience among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults.  Caring and Aging with Pride, Executive Summary.

Goldberg, A.E. & Smith, J.Z. (2011). Stigma, social context, and mental health: Lesbian and gay couples across the transition to adoptive parenthood. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58(1), 139-150.

Hicks, S. (2000). 'Good lesbian, bad lesbian...': Regulating heterosexuality in fostering and adoption assessmentsChild and Family Social Work, 5(2)157-168.

Lorde, A. (2009). There is no hierarchy of oppressions. In Byrd, R.P., Cole, J.P., & Sheftell, G. (Eds.), I am your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde (219-220). NewYork: Oxford University Press.

Mallon, G.P. (2001). Sticks and stones can break your bones: Verbal harassment and physical violence in the lives of gay and lesbian youths in child welfare settingsJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 13(1/2), 63-81.

National Center for Cultural Competence. (2012). Promoting cultural diversity and cultural and linguistic competency: Self-assessment checklist for personnel providing services and supports to LGBTQ youth and their families.

Pierce, D. (2001). Language, violence, and queer people: Social and cultural change strategies. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 13(1/2), 47-61.

Poirier, J. M., Francis, K. B., Fisher, S. K., Williams-Washington, K., Goode, T. D., & Jackson, V. H. (2008). Practice Brief 1: Providing services and supports for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, or two-spirit.Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.

Schope, R.D. (2004). Practitioners need to ask: Culturally competent practice requires knowing where the gay male client is in the coming out process. Smith College Studies in Social Work,74(2), 257-270.

Simoni, J. M., & Walters, K. L. (2001). Heterosexual identity and heterosexism: Recognizing privilege to reduce prejudice.Journal of Homosexuality, 41(1), 157-172.

Steinhouse, K. (2002). Bisexual women: Considerations of race, social justice and community building. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 12(2), 5-25.

Van Gulderen, L., Bos, H.M.W., Gartrell, N., Hermanns, J. & Perrin, E.C. (2012). Quality of life of adolescents raised from birth by lesbian mothers: The US national longitudinal family study. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 33(10), 1-17.

Walters, K.,Simoni, J., & Horwath, P. (2001). Sexual orientation bias experiences and service needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and two-spirited American Indians. In M.Swigonski, R. Mama, K. Ward (Eds.), From Hate Crimes to Human Rights: A Tribute to Matthew Shepard (133-149). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Inc.

Wetzel, J.W. (2001). Human rights in the 20th century: Weren't gays and lesbians human? Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 13(1/2), 15-31.

Wilson, A. (1996). How we find ourselves: Identity development and two-spirit peopleHarvard Educational Review, 66(2), 303-318.

Williams, W.L. (1993). Being gay and doing research on homosexuality in non-western culturesJournal of Sex Research, 30(2), 115-120.

Willis, P. (2007). "Queer Eye" for Social Work: Rethinking pedagogy and practice with same-sex attracted young people.Australian Social Work, 60(2), 181-196.


Title: Toolkit for Practitioners/Researchers Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY). 
Author(s): Ferguson-Colvin, Kristin M.;Maccio, Elaine M. 
Published: 2012 

Abstract: This toolkit for practitioners/researchers working with LGBTQ RHY draws findings from: first-hand accounts from interviews, literature reviews, and empirical research.

Additional Resources

Gay and Lesbian Leadership SmartBrief

Is a twice-weekly news summary for the LGBT community. It is a resource from the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. They draw news for a variety of sources including the Washington Blade, US News and World Report, as well as many other major and minor news media in the world.

The Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota 

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) believes that the University community flourishes when all its students, staff, faculty and external supporters have a place to grow and thrive. That's why OED works to infuse the core values of equity and diversity into all aspects of teaching, learning, research, service and outreach throughout the University of Minnesota system.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981 as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights with the mission of ensuring equality in health care for LGBT individuals and health care professionals. Today, there is still considerable ignorance about LGBT health issues, with many assuming that LGBT health involves only HIV/AIDS. In fact, the full scope of the LGBT health agenda includes breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons, and other concerns.


Guidelines for Care of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients, Healthy People 2010: Companion Document for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.


A Resource Guide to Coming OutA Straight Guide to GLBT AmericansTransgender VisibilityResource Guide to Coming Out for African AmericansGuía de Recursos Para Salir Del ClósetLiving Openly in Your place of Worship

OutFront Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota Community Services is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit branch of OutFront Minnesota. OutFront Minnesota Community Services provides education, training, community organizing, legal advocacy and services, and anti-violence advocacy and services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied community.

The Family Partnership

Offers resources for practitiorars working with LGBT youth and families

Queer Black Studies: An Annotated Bibliography, 1994-1999. Organized by Nicholas Boggs




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