Putting the “T” in “Resource”: The Benefits of LGBT-Related School Resources for Transgender Youth

@article{Greytak2013PuttingT,
  title={Putting the “T” in “Resource”: The Benefits of LGBT-Related School Resources for Transgender Youth},
  author={Emily A. Greytak and Joseph G. Kosciw and Madelyn J. Boesen},
  journal={Journal of LGBT Youth},
  year={2013},
  volume={10},
  pages={45 - 63}
}
This study examines the availability and effectiveness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-related school resources for a national sample of transgender youth (N = 409), as compared to a national sample of LGB cisgender (non-transgender) youth (N = 6,444). All four examined resources—gay–straight alliances (GSAs), supportive educators, LGBT-inclusive curricula, and comprehensive anti-bullying/anti-harassment policies which include specific protections for LGBT students—were… 

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