May 30th, 2004

Youth interview--please participate!

This interview is intended for young people ages 13-20 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual/pansexual, transgender/transsexual, questioning, or queer. These responses will be used in a high school research project intended to analyze the impact of the gay rights movement on young people both gay and straight, and hopefully serve to engender discussion and understanding regarding GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) issues.

You may answer as many questions as you feel comfortable to answer. None of the questions are required, and your personal information will be protected. For those questions you do answer, please respond fully and honestly. Write as much as you like. Your participation is much appreciated.

Email your completed responses (.txt, .html, .htm, .doc, or plain text) to


First Name/Alias:    
Sexual Identity:

1. When was your first “coming out” experience?  Who did you come out to? Briefly describe your experience.

2. Since this first experience, how would you say most other people have reacted when you came out to them?

3. How are most GLBT students treated on your campus?

4. Do you feel treatment of GLBT youth in schools and society has improved or declined in recent years?

5. What do you think is the most important issue facing GLBT youth today?

6. If the presidential election were held tomorrow, who would you vote for, and why?

7. Are you involved in any organizations, clubs, or other activism groups for GLBT people and their allies?  Please describe your activities.

8. In general, who do you confide in regarding your personal problems?  Describe how this person helps you.

9. Who do you admire most regarding GLBT-related issues?  Someone you know personally, or a celebrity/activist?

10. Anything else?

E-mail responses to