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A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel 

Just the Facts Coalition. (2008). Just the facts about sexual orientation and youth: A primer for principals, educators, and school personnel.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Retrieved from  www.apa.org/pi/lgbc/publications/justthefacts.html. This material may be reproduced and distributed in whole or in part without permission provided that (1) the reproduced content includes the original bibliographic citation; (2) the following statement is included: Copyright © 2008 Just the Facts Coalition; and (3) acknowledgment is given to the Just the Facts Coalition.  


·      Introduction

·      Sexual Orientation Development

·      Efforts to Change Sexual

·      Orientation Through Therapy

·      Efforts to Change Sexual Orientation Through Religious Ministries

·      Relevant Legal Principles

·      Endnotes

·      Resources

·      What Is the Just the Facts Coalition?  

The information in this booklet has been developed by a coalition of education, health, mental health, and religious organizations that share a concern for the health and education of all students in schools, including lesbian, gay, and bisexual students.*We know you also share this concern—that all students have an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and supportive environment. 

The reason for publishing this booklet now is to provide you, as principals, educators, and school personnel, with accurate information that will help you respond to a recent upsurge in promotion of efforts to change sexual orientation through therapy and religious ministries. This upsurge has been coupled with a demand that these perspectives on homosexuality be given equal time in schools.

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