Contents Introduction vii Volume 1: Children, Youth, and Young Adults Chapter One Children in Same-Sex Households 1 Nicole M. Taylor and Margaret Collins Chapter Two Children Coming Out: The Process of Self-Identification 17 Kinga Szprengiel Chapter Three Transgender Adolescence: Protective Factors for Positive Identity Development 37 Ryan O’Connell and Julie Fricke Chapter Four Growing Up Gay in Small Towns, Farm Communities, Urban Centers, and Suburban Neighborhoods 57 Ryan K. Schroth Chapter Five Gay Youths at Risk: Homelessness, Hustling, and Gay Youth Shelters 75 Nicholas Newton Chapter Six Crimes against Students: Stories of Bullying, Hazing, and Bias-Motivated Violence 93 Forrest E. Clift and Casey Thelenwood Chapter Seven “It Gets Better” Media Campaign and Gay Youth Suicide 119 Mallory Garrett
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