Year: 1997 Source: Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, v.33, no.2, (Winter 1997), p.20-25 SIEC No: 20010276

Gay, lesbian, & bisexual youth are an at-risk population within schools for a variety of health problems including suicide attempts & completions. This article summarizes research regarding issues related to sexual orientation & youth, & controversies surrounding such school involvement in the United States, including politics of education. Programs instituted by school communities which serve to alleviate identified problems & produce conditions in which all youth have opportunities to achieve their potential are described. (45 refs.)