African-American Same-Gender-Loving Youths and Families in Urban Schools

  title={African-American Same-Gender-Loving Youths and Families in Urban Schools},
  author={Carlton W. Parks},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Social Services},
  pages={41 - 56}
  • C. Parks
  • Published 9 November 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services
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