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How mentors can promote positive outcomes for gay young adults

Drevon, D. D., Almazan, E. P., Jacob, S., Rhymer, K. N. (2015). Impact of mentors during adolescence on outcomes among gay young adults. Journal of Homosexuality, 63(6), 821-837. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2015.1112583

Summarized by Jessica Cunningham

 

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LGBTQ adolescents are … Read the rest

Research review: Mentoring for LGBTQI-GNC Youth

nmrclogo_imageThe National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) has published the latest installment in their series: Mentoring Model/Population Review. The September 2016 iteration is a review of the latest research on the subject of mentoring youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, … Read the rest

So you support your gay teen, great: You still have to parent (and mentor) them

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But experts say that processing a child’s proclamation of their sexuality is … Read the rest

An interview with Transgender expert, Professor Walter Bockting

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 11.03.47 AMEight questions for transgender expert Walter Bockting, PhD

Founded in 1998, the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 honors those murdered as a result of anti-transgender prejudice. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 16.8 percent of … Read the rest

LGBT Youth Who Come Out In School Have Better Self-Esteem, Finds Study

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by madeline roth 2/10/2015

While it’s easy to dismiss the at times naïve idea that “it gets better” for all LGBT youth as they grow up, a Read the rest

Safer sex if gay teens can talk to parents: Implications for mentors

On the flip side, the study finds that disrupted family relationships result in … Read the rest

LGBTQ Terms That Every Mentor Should Know

Fenway Health recommends that its providers maintain a level of cultural competence in order to best serve their LGBTQ clients, and one element of this is having a working vocabulary surrounding LGBTQ life and health. In the same spirit during … Read the rest

How natural mentoring relationships support gay, bisexual, and questioning male youth

prideflagTorres, R.S., Harper, G.W., Sanchez, B., & Fernandez, M.I. (2012). Examining Natural Mentoring Relationships (NMRs) among Self- Identified Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning (GBQ) Male Youth. Child and Youth Service Review, 34 (1), 8-14.

Summarized by Chelsea Kearin, CEBM Editorial Read the rest