Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Gay students -- Counseling of;
There is a widely quoted estimate that approximately 10% of the United States population is homosexual (Coleman, cited in Slater, 1988; Cook, cited in McFarland, 1993). However, one has to remember that much of this research is based on gays and lesbians who are out of the closet (Slater, 1988). This estimate of 10% is probably a conservative statistic due to the fact that homophobia keeps people from acknowledging and embracing their true identities. Even if this statistic is treated as fact, that would mean there are approximately three million people between ages 1 0 and 20 who are gay or lesbian (Deisher, cited in Robinson, 1994). When looked at in these terms, this figure represents a significant minority population in the schools.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1996 Rob Bahl
Bahl, Rob, "The school counselor's role in facilitating the development of gay and lesbian students" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 2012.