LGBTQ Diversity Toolbox for Administrators - References & Resources


Briggs, C. J., Reis, S. M., & Sullivan, E. E. (2008). A national view of promising programs and practices for culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse gifted and talented students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 52, 131–145.

Cianciotto, J., & Cahill, S. (2003). Education policy: Issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. New York, NY: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. Retrieved from

Cross, T. (2013). Suicide among gifted children and adolescents. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

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Friedrichs, T. P. (2012). Counseling gifted GLBT students along paths to freedom. In T. L. Cross & J. R. Cross (Eds.), Handbook for counselors serving students with gifts and talents (pp. 153–174). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

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Pearson, J., Muller, C., & Wilkinson, L. (2007). Adolescent same-sex attraction and academic outcomes: The role of school attachment and engagement. Social Problems, 54, 523–542.

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Sedillo, P. J. (2016, November). A response to the six social/emotional issues for Gifted LGBTQ students. Teaching for High Potential, 7.

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Treat, A. R. (2006). Overexcitability in gifted sexually diverse populations. Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 17, 244–257.

Treat, A. R. (2008). Beyond analysis by gender: Overexcitability dimensions of sexually diverse populations and implications for gifted education (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest. (UMI No. 3344606).

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Whittenburg, B., & Treat, A. R. (2009). Shared characteristics of gifted and sexually diverse youth. In N. L. Hafenstein & J. A. Castellano (Eds.), Perspectives in gifted education:  Diverse gifted learners (Vol. 4, pp. 130–165). Denver, CO: University of Denver.


Blumfield, W. J. (2016). Some notable same-sex and all-sex loving and gender non-conforming personalities in history.  Retrieved from Loving_and_Gender_Non-Conforming_Personalities_in_History

Cohn, S. J. (2003). The gay gifted learner: Facing the challenge of homophobia and antihomosexual bias in schools. In J. A. Castellano (Ed.), Special populations in gifted education: Working with diverse gifted learners (pp. 123–149). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

College Choice. (2017). 50 best colleges for LGBTQ students. Retrieved from

Cross, T. L., Gust-Brey, K., & Ball, P. B. (2002). A psychological autopsy of the suicide of an academically gifted student: Researchers’ and parents’ perspectives. Gifted Child Quarterly, 46, 247–264.

Friedrichs, T., Manzella, T., & Seney, R. (2017). Needs and approaches for educators and parents of gifted gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students. Washington, DC: NAGC.

Kosciw, J. G., Greytak, E. A., Bartkiewicz, M. J., Boesen, M. J., & Palmer, N. A. (2012). The 2011 national school climate survey: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in our nation's schools. New York, NY: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Manzella, T. R. (2014, October). Home for the holidays: Reducing the stress for your gifted GLBTQ Kid. Parenting for High Potential, 2–3.

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Peterson, J. S., & Ray, K. E. (2007). Bullying among the gifted: The subjective experience. Gifted Child Quarterly, 50, 252–269.

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