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Authors: Kelly Huegel

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Check out this website for nonjudgmental and accurate information about sex. Scarleteen features hundreds of articles as well as archived answers to visitors' questions. The site also features message boards and referral services.


Check out this site by and for GLBTQ teens to get information on all kinds of issues, including queer advocacy, sexual health, relationships, and spirituality. It also features stories of other teens and links to other helpful resources.

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Ayyar, Raj. “George Weinberg: Love Is Conspiratorial, Deviant & Magical.”
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“The Cost of Harassment: A Fact Sheet for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender High School Students.” American Civil Liberties Union. February 9, 2007.

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Varia, Smith, “Dating Violence Among Adolescents.” Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, 2006.

“Youth Knowledge and Attitudes on Sexual Health: A National Survey of Adolescents and Young Adults. Special analysis prepared for Dangerous Liaisons: Substance Abuse and Sexual Behavior, a one-day conference sponsored by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.” The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2002.

About the Author

Kelly Huegel is the director of public-private partnerships for a military medical foundation. Previously, she worked for the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., chapter of PFLAG, where she provided support and educational services for GLBTQ people and their families. Kelly has a special passion for working with teens and holds a degree in secondary education.

The author of two books and more than 50 published articles, Kelly received critical acclaim for her first book,
Young People and Chronic Illness,
as well as for the first edition of
(both published by Free Spirit Publishing).

Kelly is also a licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer. A dedicated athlete and martial artist, she holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and also trains in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and other weapons techniques. She and her girlfriend live in suburban Washington, D.C., and travel as often as possible to their adopted home of Miami.

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