Synopses & Reviews
Growing up Gay, Growing up Lesbian is the first literary anthology geared specifically to gay and lesbian youth. It includes more than fifty coming-of-age stories by established writers and teenagers and has been hailed by writers, educators, activists, booksellers, and the press as an essential resource for young people—and not-so-young people—seeking to understand the gay and lesbian experience. The anthology includes selections by James Baldwin, Rita Mae Brown, David Leavitt, Jeanette Winterson, Audre Lorde, and others.
A free teaching guide is available.
"A remarkable resource filled with poignant, eye-opening, and very funny pieces that will inspire and affirm without ever preaching or becoming heavy-handed." —Dr. Virginia Uribe, founder, Project 10
An award-winning collection of over fifty gay and lesbian coming-of-age stories. A free teaching guide is available.
About the Author
Bennett L. Singer is the editor of Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian
, Gay and Lesbian Stats
, and 42 Up
all from The New Press. He has served as producer/director or associate producer of a number of acclaimed documentary series, including the Emmy-, Peabody-, and duPont-Columbia-winning Eyes On The Prize II
, With God on Our Side
, The Question of Equality
, Brother Outsider
, and Electoral Dysfunction
. He served for eight years as executive editor of Time
’s education program. He lives in New York City.