Title

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Issues

Document Type

Encyclopedia Entry

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent

Abstract

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered population (LGBT) is no longer completely invisible and uncomfortably denied in a traditionally heterosexist-dominant culture. Despite this change, discrimination, hostility, harassment, and even violence toward LGBT individuals persists. Only within the past 30 years have LGBT individuals been identified as a unique population deserving attention from educational researchers and policy-makers. Estimates of their proportion in the population range from 1% to 10%. Although a clearly defined group, LGBT individuals remain quite diverse-coming from all races, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, geographic regions, religions, and family constellations.

Inclusive pages

516-518

ISBN/ISSN

9781412956642

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Sage

Volume

2

Place of Publication

Thousand Oaks, CA