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Adolescence is a time when teenagers need to feel secure in a peer group. But adolescents who are different often have no one to relate to and suffer isolation and bullying. Gay and lesbian young people are at especially high risk for dropping out of school, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, homelessness, and even suicide.
Gay Youth is a powerful and accessible educational video for high schools and colleges that breaks the silence surrounding adolescent homosexuality. Across the nation this award-winning video and its 16-page study guide are being used by educators and organizations that care for young people. By contrasting the tragic death of 20-year old Bobby Griffith, a gay teen who could not find acceptance, with the remarkable life of 17-year old Gina Gutierrez, this important video shows us that information, acceptance, and support make enormous differences in the lives of these young people.