See also other sections, including  EDUCATION AND SCHOOLS and

VIDEOS, for additional items of relevance to youth.


Adams, Mary Louise.

“The Trouble with Normal: Postwar Youth and the Construction of

         Heterosexuality.”  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto, 1994.

         (374 p.)

                             History of sexual behaviour of youth and sexual instruction for

                             youth in Canada.

                    Note similar title: Mary Louise Adams,  The Trouble with Normal: 

                    Postwar Youth and the Making of Heterosexuality ( Toronto: University of

                    Toronto Press, c1997) (224 p.)


Adams, Mary Louise.

                 “Youth, Corruptibility, and English-Canadian Postwar Campaigns against

         Indecency, 1948-1955.”  Journal of the History of Sexuality 6(1)

         (July 1995): 89-117.

                     Considerably broader than focus of this bibliography. Reference

                     to danger of comics, including homoeroticism of Batman comics, as

                     analyzed by New York psychiatrist, Frederic Wertham, whose comments

                     influenced Canadian politics and law. Also reference to 1952 charges

                     against National News Company, an Ottawa distributor, for having

                     obscene materials, one item of which was a pulp novel, Women’s Barracks,

                     with two lesbian characters, [etc.].


Alderson, Kevin.

                        “Reflecting on Shattered Glass: Some Thoughts about Gay Youth in Schools.”

                        Alberta Counsellor 27(2)(Summer 2002): pagination not known.

                        (4713-word article)

                                                Ref.: CBCA Fulltext Education database, as of Jan. 30, 2003.


“Are We Doing Our Best for Gay and Lesbian Youth?”  Medical Post 28(5)

(Feb. 4, 1992): 40.


Bacon, Joanne.

SEE entry at Creating Safer Schools for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth.


Being Out: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Youth in BC: An Adolescent

            Health Survey.  Burnaby, B.C.: McCreary Centre Society, c1999.

            (41 p.)


Bernal, Anibal Torres, and Coolhart, Deborah.

                        “Learning from Sexual Minorities: Adolescents and the Coming Out Process.”

                        Guidance & Counselling [Guidance Centre, University of Toronto Press] 20(3-4)

                        (Spring-Summer 2005): 128-138.

                                                “…widespread homophobic ideology makes the coming out process for

                                                adolescents an event that is traumatic….”

                                                Ref.: ERIC document no. EJ 739579.

                                                Compiler does not know whether Canadian relevance extends beyond

                                                place of publication of journal.


Berthelot, Pierre.

“Des jeunes hommes et leur orientation sexuelle stigmatisée.” 

         Revue sexologique 4(1) (printemps 1996): 7-27.

                             “Recension d’écrits sur les difficultés que rencontrent les jeunes

                             homosexuels” – Repère résumé.


Berthelot, Pierre.

Jeunes homosexuels masculins: rapport d’une recension d’écrits.

Québec: Equipe de recherche CQRS sur les MTS et le SIDA: la personne

et son environnement et Centre de santé publique du Québec, 1995.

(81 p.; ISBN 2921636433)


Berthelot, Pierre.

            Jeunes homosexuels 14-17 ans: modèle d’intervention de groupe: dispensé par

            la CLSC Haute-Ville pour la région 03.  Québec?: s.n., 1998.

            (ca. 21 feuilles; Canadiana no. 20010042458; AMICUS catalogue 25008547)


Boily, Claire.

“Le phénomène du suicide chez les jeunes hommes.”  Relations 647

         (janv.-févr. 1999): 20-22.

                             Y compris témoignage de trois hommes âgés de 20 à 24 ans, dont

                             deux sont homosexuels  -- Repère résumé.


…But Words DO Hurt: Stories from GLBTT Youth: A User’s Guide. 

                        By the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. Calgary: The Centre, 2005.

                        (48 p.; ISBN 1896225373)

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 33936987, which provides the

                                                following contents note:  1. Overview/Introduction – 2. Identity –

                                                3. Growing Up Different – 4. School Experiences and the Right to a

                                                Safe Educational Environment – 5. Media Images – 6. Coming Out –

                                                7. Family Support – 8. Human Rights: Harassment and Discrimination –

                                                9. What People Can Do – 10. Some Resources – 11. Some Common

                                                Myths – 12.  Some Statistics – 13.  Definitions – 14. Video Dialogue…But

                                                Words Do Hurt : Stories from GLBTT Youth – 15. Video Production

                                                Information – 16. Bibliography/For Further Information – Research

                                                Centre Publications.


Butler, Lori.

            “Identifying Mentoring Needs of Lesbian Adolescents.” M.Ed. project,

            Brock University, 1997.

(ca. 100 leaves)


Canada Youth & AIDS Study: New Brunswick Report.

Kingston, Ont.: Queen’s University, 1988.

         (30 p.; Microlog no. 89-02868, 1 fiche)

                             Broader than scope of this bibliography.

                             Describes national sample and summarizes national findings.  Provides

                             New Brunswick findings, including “characteristics of Grade 7s, 9s,

                             and 11s…[and] their attitudes toward people with AIDS or HIV

                             infection, and towards homosexuality [etc.]” – abstract from Canadian

                             Research Index.


The Canadian Closet.

            SEE this entry in VIDEOS section.


Caputo, Tullio.

Hearing the Voices of Youth: A Review of Research and Consultation

Documents: Final Report.  Ottawa: Health Canada, 1999.

(32 p.; Microlog no. 100-05223, 1 fiche)

                             Broader than scope of this bibliography, but abstract states that the

                             report is “based on a detailed review of documents that have recorded

                             the views of youth on various health related issues including…concerns

                             of gay, lesbian and bisexual youth” – abstract from Canadian Research


                             Issued also in French under title: À l’écoute des jeunes: une revue

                             des documents de recherche et de consultation: rapport final.

                             (34 p.)


Caring for Transgender Adolescents in BC: Suggested Guidelines.

                        Saskatoon, Sask.: Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition : Transcend,

                        Transgender Support & Education Society ; Vancouver, BC: Vancouver

                        Coastal Health Coalition, c2006.

                        (1 vol, various pagings; listed in reference as electronic resource, with access

                        by subscription; see ref. for additional information)

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 33777895.

                                                USER SHOULD NOTE entry below, Guidelines for Transgender Care,

                                                for an open access document of similar title.


Chen, Shaun.

            “Bridging the GenerAsian Gap: Mother and Daughter Draw on Their Experience

            to Help Gay Asian Youth and Their Families.”  Toronto Star,  July 3, 2001,

            p. B4.

                                    GenerAsians Together, a support group founded by Grace Ng Listkowski

                             and daughter, Kellie Fong.


Christopher, Nathaniel.

“Queer in Care: A First-hand Account of Being Queer in Foster Care.”

                        Relational Child and Youth Care Practice [Nanaimo, BC] 18(2) (Fall 2005):


                                                See also Christopher entry, “Youth from Care, BA,” below.


Christopher, Nathaniel.

                        “Youth from Care, BA. : The Barriers to University Faced by a Former Youth

                        in Care.”  Relational Child and Youth Care Practice [Nanaimo, BC] 18(2)

                        (Fall 2005): 19-28.

                                                See also Christopher entry, “Queer in Care,” above.


Claessens, C., et al.

“Risk Factors for HIV Infection in Street Youth.”  Int Conf AIDS; 11(1): 373

         (abstract no. Tu.C.2629) (1996).

                             Reference from NISC Gay & Lesbian Abstracts, as provided by

                             AIDSLINE database.


Cloutier, Richard.

“La sexualité des adolescents.”  RND: revue Notre-Dame, 1 (janv. 1996): 1-13.

                             Discussion plus générale.  Homosexualité inclus, selon la description.


The Colouring Book.

                        Gabrielle Martin, project coordinator.  Vancouver: Colouring Book Project, 2006.

                        (98 p.)

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 33094117, which notes: “The

                                                Colouring Book is a Vancouver based youth-driven project where people

                                                of colour came together to build community, reflect, express and explore

                                                issues of race and experiences that have shaped who they are through

                                                discussion, writing and other arts.”  One of several descriptors applied to

                                                the record is Gay teenagers.


Connections! : A Resource Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Intersex, Bisexual, Two-spirit,

                        Transgender, Questioning and Queer Youth in BC.  [Vancouver, BC:

                        Little Sister’s, 2004?].

              (unpaged; no ISBN given)    

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 30902583.


Creating Safer Schools for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth: A Resource for

         Educators Concerned with Equity.  Project coordinator/researcher: Joanne Bacon.

         Toronto: Education Wife Assault, 1999.

         (96 p.; ISBN 0920659101)


Daniels, Susan Margaret.

                        “Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation: Adolescent Perspectives in

                        Newfoundland. ”  M.Ed. thesis, Acadia University, 2005.

                        (111 leaves; ISBN 0494057289 (microfiche))

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 33224549, which includes

                                                descriptors Homophobia and Internalized homophobia.


De Castell, Suzanne, and Jenson, Jennifer.

                        No Place Like Home: Sexuality, Community, and Identity among

                        Street-involved ‘Queer and Questioning’ Youth.” McGill Journal of Education

                        41(3)(Fall 2006): 227-247.

                                                Ref.: ERIC document index no. EJ768620


Deslauriers, Annie.

“Des amours qui dérangent.”  Filles d’aujourd’hui, oct. 1997, pp. 12-14.

                             “L’homosexualité à l’adolescence; la découverte de son orientation

                             sexuelle” – Repère résumé.


“Doctors’ Attitudes Stop Gay Teens from Confiding.”  Medical Post 29(15)

         (April 13, 1993): 17.


“Doctors Need to Be More Sensitive to Problems of Gay Adolescents.”

         Medical Post 29(3) (Jan. 19, 1993): 88.


Dorais, Michel, 1954-

         Mort ou fif: contextes et mobiles de tentatives de suicide chez des adolescents

         et jeunes hommes homosexuels ou identifiés comme tels et perspective de

         prévention. Avec la collaboration de Simon Louis Lajeunesse.

         Québec: Centre de recherche sur les services communautaires, 2000.

         (105 p.; ISBN 2894970382)


Dorais, Michel; with Lajeunesse, Simon Louis.

                        Dead Boys Can’t Dance: Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, and Suicide.

                        Translated by Pierre Tremblay. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, c2004.

                        (127 p.; ISBN 0773526536 ; 0773526544)

                                                Translation of:  Mort ou fif, which has appeared in the original

                                                French under more than one imprint and which is listed above in

this section.


Driver, Susan.

                        “Out, Creative and Questioning: Reflexive Self-representations in Queer Youth

                        Homepages.”  Canadian Woman Studies 24(2-3) (Winter/Spring 2005): 111+

                        (6 pages; 3509 words)

                                                Ref.: CPI.Q index.

                                                Degree of Canadian relevance for this list not known.


Droesbeck, Trevor Stewart.

“Not the Lady’s Auxiliary: Exploring the Politics of Gender Relations in the

         Halifax Queer Youth Movement.”  MA thesis, Dalhousie University, 1997.

         (85 p.)


Esposito, Tony.

“Présence de l’absence: l’homosexualité dans le roman jeunesse québécois.”

         Lurelu [Montréal] 18(3) (hiver 1996): 53-54.

                             L’auteur écrit: “Nous n’avons pu trouver que dix livres où un ou

                             plusieurs personnages homosexuels évidents participaient plus

                             ou moins à l’histoire.”  Division des livres en quatres catégories:

                             Les méchants, les clichés, les victimes, et représentations positives.

                             Conclusion de l’auteur: “…un gros problème quant à la représentation

                             de l’homosexualité.”  Chacun de ces dix oeuvres est inclus dans la

                             section “Literature.”  Each of the ten works discussed in this article

                             has been listed in the “Literature” section of this bibliography.

                             Titles by/oeuvres de: Chantal Cadieux, Claire Daignault, Jean Gervais,

                             Jean-Yves Lord, Mélanie La Barre, Jean Lemieux, Charles Montpetit,

                             Raymond Plante (2), et/and Diana Wieler.


Evaluation du projet: “Planification d’une structure d’accueil en Montérégie

destinée aux jeunes hommes de 15 à 24 ans ayant des comportements

         homosexuels”: rapport de recherche.  Préparé par Joanne Otis et al., pour

         l’Unité de santé publique de l’Hôpital Charles Lemoyne, Régie régionale

         de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie.  Longueuil, Québec:

         l’Unité, 1994-  .

                             “Doit comprendre 4 vol.” 

                             Ptie. 1. “Appréciation de la structure et du processus de la formation

                             offerte aux intervenants: la sexualité de l’autre: intervenir dans le

                             respect de la diversité des orientations sexuelles.”

                             Bibliothèque nationale du Québec n’a que la partie 1.

                             (ISBN 289342029X)


The Experiences of Young Gay Men in the Age of HIV: A Review of the Literature.

            Ottawa, Ont.: Health Canada, c1996.

            (32 p.; ISBN 0662246454)

                                    Published also in French under title: Expériences des jeunes gais à

                             l’ère du VIH.


Filax, Gloria Elizabeth Alice.

                        “Queer Youth and Strange Representations in the Province of the ‘Severely

                        Normal’ (Alberta).”  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alberta, 2002.

                        (249 p.)

                                                Ref.: Proquest Digital Dissertations database, which states that “the

                                    four papers that comprise this dissertation together represent an

                                                account of the negotiations of queer youth in Alberta in relation to

                                                discourses that overwhelmingly deny the value of these young

                                                people’s lives.”


Filax, Gloria, 1951-

                        Queer Youth in the Province of the “Severely Normal”. Vancouver: UBC Press,


                        (180 p.; ISBN 0774812451)

                                                Ref. : AMICUS catalogue record no. 32347339, which applies

                                                descriptors concerning gay youth, homophobia, press coverage,

                                                government policy, and history.

                                                There is an entry above in this section for her somewhat similarly titled

University of Alberta doctoral dissertation of 2002.


Fisher, John.

                        Reaching Out: A Report on Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth Issues in Canada.

                        Prepared for the United Church of Canada by John Fisher, executive

                        director, EGALE.  Ottawa, Ont.: EGALE Canada, 1999.

                                                Dated February 23, 1999 on title page.

                                                Available as an electronic document, as of February 11,

                                                2003, at the EGALE web site.  URL for this item is as follows:


                                                Print version runs to 29 pages.


Forum de discussion Jeunes gais, lesbiennes et bisexuals (2003 : Montréal, Québec).

                        Compte rendu.  Synthèse et rédaction, Yannick Machabée. 

                        Québec : Conseil permanent de la jeunesse, 2004.

(34 p.; ISBN 2550421078)

                                                Forum tenu le 22 novembre 2003 à Montréal.

                                                Ref. : AMICUS catalogue record no. 32412456, which notes that item

                                                also available on Internet in PDF version at:

                                       (viewed Aug. 26, 2008).

                                                Ref. also in Canadian Research Index, which gives Microlog number

                                                104-06410 and a ProQuest document URL.


Forum Droits et libertés (2002 : Montréal, Québec).

                        Jeunes gais et lesbiennes, quels droits et libertés à l’école? : actes du Forum

                        Droits et libertés.  Organisé par la Commission des droits de la personne et des

                        droits de la jeunesse en collaboration avec des partenaires des communautés gaie

                        et lesbienne.  Montréal : Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la

                        jeunesse, Direction de l’éducation et de la coopération, 2003.

                        (146 p.; ISBN 2550394186; also in electronic form, URL below)

                                                Tenu le 19 avril 2002, Centre Sheraton, Montréal.

                                                Refs.: Canadian Research Index, which gives accession no. 3825471,

ProQuest document ID no. 1133543071 and Microlog number 104-01727.

This source also gives Maryse Alcindor as author.

OCLC catalog record number 77048402 gives URL access via BAnQ at  (viewed Sept. 8, 2008)


Giasson, Sylvie, 1957-

                        Vivre avec l’homosexualité de son enfant : petit guide du coming-out. 

                        Montréal : Bayard Canada, [2007?].

                        (137 p.; ISBN 9782895791713)

                                                Ref. : AMICUS catalogue record no. 33400486


Girard, Marc, et Meilleur, Dominique.

“ ‘Docteur, mon adolescent est-il homosexuel?’.”  Le Médecin du Québec 28(9)

         (sept. 1993): 53-58.


Gordon, Andrea.

            “Gay Teens Feel Isolated and Alone: And the Stress Is Taking Its Toll.”

            Journal of Addiction & Mental Health 4(4) (July/Aug. 2001):

            Sexuality issue, p. 11.

                                    Ref.: as presented in CBCA electronic index – Record in progress

                                    February 26, 2002.


Gosine, Andil.

               “FOBs, Banana Boy, and The Gay Pretenders: Queer Youth Cross Sex, ‘Race,’

               Nation in Toronto, Canada.”  In Queer Youth Cultures. Edited by Susan Driver.

               Albany , NY: State University of New York, c2008.

Interested user should see Gosine’s York University [Toronto], Dept. of

Sociology Web page for additional publications (page viewed Sept. 16,

2008 at ).


Graefe, Sara.

            SEE section LITERATURE – DRAMA at Graefe for reference to this play.


Grundy, John, and Smith, Miriam.

                        “A Tale of Two Scales: LGBT Youth Organizing in Toronto and Canada.”

                        Paper prepared for presentation at the conference “L’engagement et le

                        disengagement politique,” Colloque de la Société de science politique,

                        Montréal, May 26-28, 2004.

                        (31 p.)

                                                Viewed on line, September 11, 2008 at :



Hamilton, Michelle, and Lahn, Peg.

                        “Camping Out: Helping Young People Deal with Issues of Sexual Orientation.”

                        Zip Lines: The Voice for Adventure Education 35 (Spring 1998): 51-52.

                                                “The Camping Out experiential education program in Ontario…helps

                                                prepare youths (age 14-21) to deal with issues of sexual orientation and

                                                to practice building healthy, open connections that acknowledge the

                                                diversity of gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities.  The camp offers

                             year-round followup support program” –ERIC abstract.


Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia.

See entry in the section at Rooney, Frances, ed.


“Here’s Help for Parents When Kids Come Out of the Closet.” 

Canadian Living, August 1993, p. 121.

                             About PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.


Hogg, Robert S., et al.

                        “Correlates of Suicide Attempts in an Open Cohort of Young Men Who Have

                        Sex with Men.”  Canadian Journal of Public Health 93(1)

(Jan./Feb. 2002): 59-62  (2972 words)

                                                Vancouver-based study.


In His Youth.  Vancouver, B.C.: Ageneios Press, 1985.

                        (79 p.)

                                                Ref.: OCLC catalog record, accession no. 26084837, which

                                                applies descriptors “Homosexuality, Male – Canada” and

                                                “Gays’ writings, Canadian.”


Jacobsen, Elaine E.

“Lesbian and Gay Adolescents: A Social Work Approach.”

         Social Worker 56(2) (Summer 1988): 65-68.


Jalbert, Yves.

“Processus de sortie, perception du risque face au SIDA et utilisation des services

         de santé chez les jeunes homosexuels âgés de 16 à 20 ans de Montréal.”

         Ph.D. dissertation, Université de Montréal, 1998.

         (381 p.)


Joyce, Steven.

                        “The Creation of Bent Knowledge: How Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth

                        Negotiate and Reconfigure Homophobic and Heterosexist Discourse.”

                        Information Research 6(2)(January 2001).

                                                Information Research is an electronic journal.

                                                Journal location: .

                                                Compiler accessed September 19, 2002, at which time

                                                article had been last updated 8 January 2001.

                                                Author with Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University

                                                of Western Ontario.


Kaufman, Miriam.

“Answering Parents’ Questions about Homosexuality.”

         Canadian Family Physician 37 (May 1991): 1197-1201.


Klan, Terry.

“Counselling the Confused Adolescent [on homosexuality].”

         Manitoba Journal of Counselling 19(1) (Oct. 1992): 9-13.


Klein, Naomi.

                        “Coming Out Isn’t Everything: Young Gays: Openly Homosexual Teen-Agers

                        Are Adding the ‘Get-Used-to-It’ Mantra of ‘90s Gay Liberation to Their

            Lexicon.”  Globe and Mail, July 15, 1993, pp. A1, A4.


Kroll, Ian T.

            “Tools for Front-Line Workers: Healthy Lives for Gay and Lesbian Youth and

            Their Families.”  Journal of Child & Youth Care 14(4) (Dec. 2000): 47-64.


Kroll, Ian T., and Warneke, Lorne B.

                        “The Dynamics of Sexual Orientation and Adolescent Suicide: A Comprehensive

                        Review and Developmental Perspective.”  Calgary, Alta.: University of

                        Calgary, May 1995.

                                                This paper is cited in a number of works, both Internet and print sources.

One such citation appears, in slightly different form, as footnote 20 in John

Fisher’s report, Reaching Out, which is listed elsewhere in the YOUTH

ISSUES section of this bibliography.  Author has no further information.

Degree of Canadian content unknown.


Langen, Scott.

“Calling for Help.”  This Magazine 28(3) (Sept./Oct. 1994): 26  (453 words).

                             Lesbian/gay/bisexual youth hotline.


Lenskyj, Helen.

         “Often Invisible: Conference on Counselling Gay and Lesbian Youth,

         March 29, 1989, Toronto.”  Resources for Feminist Research 18(2)

         (June 1989): 37-38.


Lowe, Elaine, and Lee, Sylvie.

                        Safe Spaces: HIV Prevention for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth. 

                        Ottawa, ON: Canadian Public Health Association, 1998.

                                                Ref.: Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, Stewart Resources

Centre (online) bibliography, “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual…,” which

bibliography is fully cited elsewhere in this list, in the Bibliographies



Magnuson, Curtis.

                        Lesbian and Gay Youth in Ottawa: The Importance of Community.  Ottawa, Ont.:

                        Pink Triangle Services, c1992.

                        (105 p.)

                                                Results of a survey.  Title also appears as an M.S.W. research essay,

                             Carleton University, Ottawa (ca. 148 leaves).


Mallon, Gerald P.

                        “Sticks and Stones Can Break Your Bones: Verbal Harassment and Physical

                        Violence in the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Youths in Child Welfare

                        Settings.” In From Hate Crimes to Human Rights: A Tribute to Matthew

                        Shepard, pp. 63-81.  Edited by Mary E. Swigonski et al.  New York:

                        Haworth Press, 2001.

                                                Ref.: PsycINFO electronic index.

                                                “Explores the experiences and lives of gay and lesbian youths

                                                in child welfare agencies in three cities ( New York, Los Angeles,

and Toronto).”  Same author/title in Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social

Services 13(1-2)(2001): 63-81.


Mallon, Gerald P.

We Don’t Exactly Get the Welcome Wagon: The Experiences of Gay

and Lesbian Adolescents in Child Welfare Systems.  New York:

Columbia University Press, c1998.

(193 p.; ISBN 0231104545; 0231104553)

                             “…focuses on the multiple experiences of fifty-four gay/lesbian

                             adolescents in U.S. and Canadian out-of-home child welfare

                             systems” (p. 2).


Maynard, Rona.

“When Your Teen Is Gay: A Doctor’s Answers to Parents’ Questions.”

         Chatelaine, September 1992, p. 40.


McCreary Centre Society.

                        Being Out: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Youth in BC : An Adolescent

                        Health Survey. Burnaby, BC: McCreary Centre Society, 1999.

                        (41 p.)

                                                Refs.: N. Richard communication; University of

Saskatchewan Library catalogue.


McNinch, James, and Cronin, Mary, eds.

                        “I Could Not Speak My Heart”: Education and Social Justice for Gay and Lesbian

                        Youth.  Regina, Sask.: University of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center,


                        (365 p.; ISBN 0889771782)

                             Ref.: National Library of Canada, AMICUS catalogue record no. 29928731


Metcalfe, Robin.

“Educating about Sexuality: The Children’s Aid Society Is Taking the

         Initiative in Trying to Change Public Attitudes towards Homosexual

         Youth….”  Atlantic Insight 9(10) (Oct. 1987): 6.

                             About Nova Scotia.


Metcalfe, Robin.

“Gay Youth Lost in the Shuffle [Nova Scotia].”  This Magazine 21(5)

         (Oct. 1987): 8-9.


Mitchell, Alanna.

                        “Welcome to Canada’s Gay High School.”  Globe & Mail [Toronto],

                        May 29, 2004, p. F6.

                                                About Toronto’s Triangle Program for queer students who find it difficult

                                                to deal with the regular school system.  Profiles of four young male

                                                students and one female student who attend the high school.


Moffatt, Lyndsay, and Norton, Bonny.

                        Reading Gender Relations and Sexuality: Preteens Speak Out.” 

                        Canadian Journal of Education 31(1) (2008): 102-123.

                                                Examines “a diverse group of 47 preteens’ constructions of gender

                                                relations, masculine/feminine desires, and sexuality….” – ref. : ERIC

                                                document no. EJ 797188


Montoro, Richard.

         “L’orientation homosexuelle: un modèle de développement et ses enjeux

         particuliers à l’adolescence.”  PRISME 8(2) (été 1998): 104-118.

                             “Présentation des étapes du développement de l’orientation

                             homosexuelle; discussion des problématiques du suicide et de

                             l’infection au VIH en considérant les risques particuliers auxquels

                             sont confrontés les jeunes homosexuels et bisexuels” – Repère résumé.


Moore, Barry, and Moore, Paul.

“ ‘Out’ and ‘In’: Homophobic Issues in Residential Care.”

         Journal of Child and Youth Care [Calgary] 13(4) (1999): 29-34.

                             Youth group homes and homophobia.


Not Yet Equal: The Health of Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Youth in BC.

                        Project team, Elizabeth Saewyc…et al.  Burnaby, BC: McCreary Centre Society,


                        (50 p.)

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 33940641


Nova Scotia Sexual Health Needs and Resources Assessment: Just Loosen Up

         and Start Talking: Advice from Nova Scotian Youth for Improving Their

Sexual Health.  Halifax, N.S.: Dept. of Health; Planned Parenthood Nova Scotia, 1996.

(80 p.; Microlog no. 96-05375, 1 fiche)

                                         Much broader than scope of this bibliography, but, in presenting

                                         “the voices of Nova Scotia youth regarding their sexual health needs,”

                                         it includes a response summary section on “being lesbian or gay” –

                                         abstract from Canadian Research Index.


O’Brien, Carol-Anne.

“The Social Organization of the Treatment of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth

         in Group Homes and Youth Shelters.”  Canadian Review of Social Policy

         34 (1994): 37-57.


O’Brien, Carol-Anne; Travers, Robb; and Bell, Laurie.

No Safe Bed: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in Residential Services.

Toronto: Central Toronto Youth Services, 1993.

(54 p.; ISBN 0921708084)


Onstad, Katrina.

“Queer Kids: High School Sweethearts, Earnest Politics and the Trouble with

         Trendy.”  This Magazine 28(3) (Sept./Oct. 1994): 24-28  (2688 words).


OUTlet: Queer Youth Speak Out.

            SEE VIDEOS section of this list.


Pouliot, Marie.

             “Attitudes des jeunes vis-à-vis l’homosexualité et le sida.” 

            Thèse de maîtrise, Université Laval, 1991.


Pour une nouvelle vision de l’homosexualité.  Montréal : Régie régionale de la

                        santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre, Direction de la santé

                        publique, c2003.

                        (ISBN 2894943865)

                                                “Coffret d’intervention sur l’orientation sexuelle pour les milieux

jeunesse…”, consisting of (at least) four parts, which carry subtitles to the

above title, and authors, as follows:

                                                Guide de l’intervenant / conception et réalisation : Martine Fortier,

                                                Elysabeth Lacombe, Marie-Christine Pinel (22 p.)

                                                            (AMICUS catalogue record no. 28379051)

                                                Le vrai visage de Jane: guide d’animation / conception et réalisation :

                                                Elysabeth Lacombe, Marie-Christine Pinel (9 p.)

                                                            (AMICUS catalogue record no. 28389906)

                                                Pour en savoir + : bottin de ressources / conception et réalisation :

                                                Elysabeth Lacombe, Manon Hudson, Marie-Christine Pinel (56 p.)

                                                            (AMICUS catalogue record no. 28380741)

                                                Pour agir -- : recueil d’activités complémentaires / conception et

                                                réalisation du recueil : Martine Fortier, Elysabeth Lacombe (42 p.)

                                                            (AMICUS catalogue record no. 28380738)

                                                NOTE: similar title immediately following, but with

                                                differing authors, publisher and pagination. Relationship between these

                                                two entries has not been determined


Pour une nouvelle vision de l’homosexualité : intervenir dans le respect de la diversité

                        des orientations sexuelles : guide du participant.  Coordination : Nicole Marois,

                        Benoit Vigneau.  Québec: Institut national de santé publique ; Québec : Ministère

de la santé et des services sociaux, 2003.

                        (203 p.; no. ISBN given)

                                                NOTE: similar four-part title immediately preceding.

                                                Relationship between the two entries not determined.

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 33659021.


Pride & Prejudice: Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth.

SEE entry at Schneider, Margaret S., in this section.


Québec (Province). Conseil permanent de la jeunesse.

                        Durablement vôtre : document de synthèse de l’évènement mission : durable,

pour un développement dans le vent!  Recherche et rédaction, Alexandre Meunier;

collaboration, Hélène Dumais, Danielle Gagnon, Francine Griffith.

                        Québec : Conseil permanent de la jeunesse, c2007.

                        (191 p.; ISBN 9782550517108)

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 34310471, which notes that item

                                                also available on the Internet.  Catalogue record notes descriptors

                                                concerning services to adolescent/young homosexuals in Quebec and

                                                prevention of homophobia in Quebec secondary schools.


Québec (Province). Conseil permanent de la jeunesse.

                        Sortons l’homophobie du placard – et de nos écoles secondaires. 

                        Recherche et rédaction, Lorraine Fournier; comité de travail, Sophie Paquet…

                        et al.; collaboration, Danielle Gagnon, Francine Griffith.  Québec : Conseil

                        permanent de la jeunesse, c2007.

                        (128 p.; ISBN 9782550497462)

                                                Ref. : AMICUS catalogue record no. 34310461, which notes that work

                                                also available on the Internet. A second AMICUS record, no. 34013045,

                                                is for an electronic record “restricted to subscribing institutions.”

                                                Descriptors concern service in Quebec to adolescent homosexuals and

                                                prevention of homophobia in Quebec secondary schools.


Rein, Amy S.

“Sexual Orientation and Suicidal Behaviour among Adolescents.”

         Ph.D. dissertation, Simon Fraser University, 1998.

         (154 p.)


Rooney, Frances, ed.

         Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia:

         A Project of Planned Parenthood of Toronto.  Toronto: Second Story Press,


         (197 p.; ISBN 1896764878)

                             “Originally presented as part of T.E.A.C.H.’s presentations to

                             schools: Safely out” – Toronto Public Library catalogue note.


Roughley, Robert A.

            “The Gay Male Youth Experience: Gay Identity Development, Psychosocial

            Perspectives and Educational Roles and Expectations.”  Project [?],

            Queen’s University, 2000.

            (123 leaves)

                             Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 24055095.


Rutherford, Ian George.

“Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia: Space, Anti-Oppression

         Education and Identity.”  MA thesis, University of Toronto, 1998.

         (121 p.)

                             The thesis is a study of the Toronto-based “Teens Educating

                             Against and Confronting Homophobia (TEACH)”, a peer-based

                             youth program focused on addressing issues of homophobia” –

                             abstract from ProQuest Digital Dissertations.


Ryan, Bill, et Frappier, Jean-Yves.

“Les difficultés des adolescents gais et lesbiennes.”  Le Médecin du Québec

         28(9) (sept. 1993): 71-76.

                             “Leurs difficultés psychosociales; l’adaptation à l’orientation

                             homosexuelle; les services offerts à cette clientèle au Québec” –

                             Repère résumé.


Saewyc, Elizabeth M., et al.

                        “Hazards of Stigma: The Sexual and Physical Abuse of Gay, Lesbian, and

                        Bisexual Adolescents in the United States and Canada.”  Child Welfare 85(2)

                        (March-April 2006): 195-213.

                                                This periodical issue is special issue: LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare.


Sandeen, Peggy Jo Ann Reed.

                        “The Effects of Social Support and Isolation on the Self-Esteem of Lesbian,

                        Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents.”  M.S.W. thesis,

                        University of Iowa (USA), 1997.

                        (ca. 60 leaves)

                                                Ref.: OCLC catalog record, accession no. 39029817, in which

descriptors have been geographically subdivided to include both the United

States and Canada.


Sanders, Gary L., and Kroll, Ian T.

                        “Generating Stories of Resilience: Helping Gay and Lesbian Youth and

                        Their Families.”  Journal of Marital & Family Therapy 26(4) (Oct. 2000):


                                                Author affiliation: University of Calgary.


Sarna, Shirley.

                        “It’s Not OK To Be Anti-Gay.”  Outlook 40(6)(Nov./Dec. 2002): 17, 40.

                                                Ref.: CBCA electronic index, which applies “youth” as one



Schilder, Arn J., et al.

                        Love, Sex and Power: HIV Seroconversions among Gay Youth in Vancouver.

                        Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Evaluation

                        and Outcome Sciences, 2003.

                        (18 p.)

                                                Ref.: AMICUS catalogue no. 33367215, which notes that this is no. 14 of

                                                The Evidence Speaks Monograph Series and indicates that the work is

                                                an electronic item available by subscription.


Schneider, Margaret.

“Developing Services for Lesbian and Gay Adolescents.”  Canadian Journal

         of Community Mental Health 10(1) (1991): 133-151.


Schneider, Margaret S.

Often Invisible: Counselling Gay & Lesbian Youth.  Toronto: Central Toronto

Youth Services, 1988.

(135 p.; ISBN 0921708009)


Schneider, Margaret.

“Sappho Was a Right-On Adolescent: Growing Up Lesbian.”

         Journal of Homosexuality 17 (1989): 111-130.

Reference from Robb Travers article, Canadian Journal of Human

Sexuality 8 (Winter 1999): 293+.

Reprinted in Journal of Lesbian Studies 1(1) (1997): 69-85.

Article by Schneider with same title in Manitoba Journal of

Counselling 19(1) (Oct. 1992): 16-24.

“Words and perceptions of over 20 lesbians” – expansion of title in

CBCA Fulltext Education electronic index.


Schneider, M.

“The Sexual Orientation and Youth Project.”  SIECCAN Journal 3(1)

         (1988): 8-12.

                             Ref.: Brian O’Neill, Social Services to Homosexuals in Ontario, p. 49.


Schneider, Margaret S., ed.

Pride & Prejudice: Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth.

Toronto: Central Toronto Youth Services, c1997.

(262 p.; ISBN 0921708181)

                             Central Toronto Youth Services is a community-based mental health

                             centre serving high risk and hard-to-serve youth in downtown Toronto.

                             One of its many programs is the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth



Schneider, Margaret, and McCurdy-Myers, Joan.

                        “Academic and Career Choices for Lesbian and Gay Young Adults.”

                        In NATCON Papers = Les Actes du CONAT: Papers Presented at the

                        Annual Meeting of the National Consultation on Career Development

                        (NATCON) (25th, Ottawa, Ontario, January 25-27, 1999), pp. 7-16[?].

                        Toronto: National Consultation on Career Development, Career

                        Centre, University of Toronto, 1999.

                                                Ref.: ERIC database record, accession no. ED435079.


Schneider, Margaret, and Tremble, Bob.

“Gay or Straight?: Working with the Confused Adolescent.”  Journal of

         Social Work & Human Sexuality 4(1-2) (1986): 71-82.

                             Article from special issue of the journal, titled “Social Work

                             Practice in Sexual Problems.”


Schneider Margaret S., and Tremble, Bob.

“Training Service Providers to Work with Gay or Lesbian Adolescents:

         A Workshop.”  Journal of Counseling & Development 65(2) (1986): 98-99.


Schneider, Margaret S., and Witherspoon, Jennifer J.

            “Friendship Patterns among Lesbian and Gay Youth: An Exploration Study.”

            Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 9(4) (2000): 239-246 (5247 words).

                             Study subjects recruited in Toronto.


Shelby, Patricia.

“Isolated and Invisible: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth.”  Canadian Nurse

         95(4) (April 1999): 27-30.


Simpson, B.

Opening Doors: Making Substance Abuse and Other Services More Accessible

to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth.  Toronto: Central Toronto Youth

                        Services, 1994.


Steel, Marie Cumming, and Guldner, Claude.

“Identifying and Meeting the Needs of Gay and Lesbian Adolescents in

         Family Therapy.”  Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 2(1) (1993):



Stephenson, Daniel Patrick.

            “Slices of Silencing, Schools, and Soul-Searching: Psychosocial Experiences of

            Gay Adolescents.”  M.A. thesis, Mount Saint Vincent University, 1998.

(130 leaves)


Strulovitch, Jack.

“Homosexualité et comportements suicidaires chez l’adolescent: trois cas

         cliniques.”  PRISME 8(2) (été 1998): 120-131.


Tonkin, Roger.

“Sad Story of a Gay Boy Who Hanged Himself.”  Medical Post 33(15)

         (April 15, 1997): 44.


Travers, Robb, and Paoletti, Dino.

“The Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth Program (LGBYP): A Model for

         Communities Seeking to Improve Quality of Life for Lesbian, Gay and

         Bisexual Youth.”  Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 8 (Winter 1999):


                             Extensive description of the program of Central Toronto Youth Services.

                             Reference also given as: SIECCAN Newsletter 34(2) (Winter 1999):

                             293-303, because this newsletter forms part of the journal.


Travers, Robb, and Paoletti, Dino.

“Responding to the Support Needs of HIV Positive Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual

         Youth.”  Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 8(4) (Winter 1999): 271-283.


Travers, Robb, and Schneider, Margaret S.

“Barriers to Accessibility for Lesbian and Gay Youth Needing Addictions

         Services.”  Youth & Society 27 (1996): 356-378.


Travers, Robert N.

“‘You Can Feel the Wall’: Barriers to Addictions Services for Lesbian, Gay

         and Bisexual Youth.”  MA thesis, University of Toronto, 1994.

         (141 p.)

                             “Experiences of 17 lesbian, gay and bisexual youth (3 females,

                             14 males, age 17-24)…are documented” – abstract from Canadian

                                    Research Index.


Tremblay, Pierre J.

            “The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Factor in the Youth Suicide Problem.”

            Submitted to the Honourable Halvar Jonson, Minister of Education,

            Government of Alberta.  S.l., s.n., 1994.

            (ca. 157 p.)

                                    Ref.: AMICUS catalogue record no. 14544426


Tremble, B.

“Prostitution and Survival: Interviews with Gay Street Youth.”

         Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 2(1) (1993): 39-45.


Tremble, Bob.

“Reference Points: A Qualitative Examination of Gay and Lesbian

         Adolescence.”  Social Worker 56(2) (Summer 1988): 68-70.


Tremble, B.; Schneider, Margaret S.; and Appathurai, C.

            “Growing Up Gay or Lesbian in a Multicultural Context.” Journal of

            Homosexuality 17 (1989): 253-267.


Trueman, John, and Vos-Browning, Rhamona.

            Beyond Oppression: Opening the Door to Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and

            Bisexual Youth.  2nd ed.; Pitt Meadows, B.C.: Youthquest! Lesbian and

            Gay Youth Society of British Columbia, 2000.

            (pagination not known; Canadiana no. 009114009)

                                    Ref.: AMICUS catalogue prepublication record no. 24502770


Trueman, John, and Vos-Browning, Rhamona.

            A Crash Course on Queer Youth Realities.  2nd ed.; Pitt Meadows, B.C.:

            Youthquest! Lesbian and Gay Youth Society of British Columbia, 2001.

            (pagination not known; Canadiana no. 009115854)

                                    Ref.: AMICUS catalogue prepublication record no. 24742225



Two-spirit Youth Speak Out! : Analysis of the Needs Assessment Tool.

                        Report written by Gil Lerat.  Vancouver, BC : Urban Native Youth Association,

                        March 2004.

                                     Electronic pdf document equivalent to ca. 38 printed pages.



Vos-Browning, Rhamona.

                        Beyond Oppression: Opening the Door to Lesbian, Gay, Transgender &

                        Bisexual Youth.  Port Coquitlam, B.C.: Youthquest!, 1998.

                        (21 p.)

                                                “Youthquest! Lesbian and Gay Youth Society of British Columbia

                                                provides secure, supportive and comfortable social venues where lesbian,

                                                gay, bisexual, and transgender youth can meet….The organization also

                                                provides education and information….This publication provides

                                                information and a creative outlet in a newsletter format…” – ERIC

abstract.  Available from EDRS and from Youthquest! See ERIC document

no. ED423493 for specific availability information.


Walker, Michael C.

            “Finding Self: Gay Youth and Their Voices.”  Spank!, April 1998, n.p.

                                    Ref.: CBCA Fulltext Reference electronic index, accession # 4098244.


Walters, Bill.

                        “Using an Ecological Lens to Review and Understand Risk and Protective

                        Factors for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ)

                        Youth.”  Relational Child and Youth Care Practice 20(1) (Spring 2007): 60-70.


We Are Your Children Too.

                        Toronto: Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, release date Dec. 31, 2000.

Electronic document, accessed January 28, 2003 at the following URL:


                                                Ref.: Sociological Abstracts, accession no. 000517.


“Without Comment.”  Social Worker 56(2) (1988): 75-78.

                                    Ref.: Brian O’Neill, Social Services to Homosexuals in Ontario,

                                    p. 47: “reports the experiences of a young gay man growing up

                                    in foster care.  Allan (a pseudonym) describes his physical and

                                    sexual abuse by foster parents, which appeared to be related

                                    to his sexual orientation.”  Mentions lack of interest by social workers.


You Are Not Alone: National Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth Organization

   Directory, Spring 1993: Listings by State, with Supplements for Canada,

   National Organizations, Scholarships and Toll-Free Numbers.

   New York: Hetrick-Martin Institute, 1993.

   (59 p.)

                                    Ref.: NISC Gay & Lesbian Abstracts, from ERIC, indicates

                                    also that microfiche copy available from EDRS, Springfield, Virginia.


“Young, Gay, and Alone.”  Maclean’s [Toronto ed.], February 22, 1993,

   p. 34  (868 words).