Articles About Queer Youth
Coming Out in Middle School
September 23, 2009
By Benoit Denizet-Lewis, New York Times Magazine - The School Issue: Junior High.
NPR: Gay Youth Coming Out In Middle School
September 29, 2009
For most kids, the social pressures of middle school are tough enough. But an increasing number of young teenagers, some as young 10 or 11, are coming out as gay or lesbian in middle school. Benoit Denizet-Lewis, who wrote about the trend in the New York Times Magazine, discusses what social factors could be leading young people to come out earlier. Listen to the Story or Read the Transcript.
Young, Gay and Murdered
July 28, 2008
By Ramin Setoodeh, Newsweek Cover Story: Society. Kids are coming out younger, but are schools ready to handle the complex issues of identity and sexuality? For Larry King, the question had tragic implications.