Romantic relationships are tricky enough for teens, but for young people uncertain about their sexual orientation, either openly or undisclosed, there's an additional level of challenge. Parental disapproval is a common experience, as is mistreatment and harassment from peers, something that cannot be even more evident as another teen, Jamey Rodemeyer, took his own life just this week.
The contributing writers to Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up offer some alternative narratives in their short stories, with characters who display confidence, bravery and fortitude. Edited by Steve Berman, this collection includes 13 pieces intended for young adult readers.
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