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Bent but not Broken: Exploring Queer Youth Resilience
Bent but not broken: Exploring queer youth resilience

Why is it relevant to include a chapter on lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB)1 youth in a text on resilience? What are the reasons for drawing a connection between the lives of LGB youth and the theories of resilience? In most ways, after all, regardless of where they live, queer youth are just like heterosexual youth: They come from all ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and they share the same skills, interests, and physical attributes (Savin-Williams, 2001). They grow up both within and outside of families of origin, they navigate popular culture demands and peer dynamics, they cope with disappointments and uncertainties, and they prepare for their futures. Yet the ...

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