Recording issues and obstacles as well as groundbreaking victories in the recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) rights in politics and policy, this landmark handbook introduces core considerations necessary for prompting governmental initiatives and social structures to better serve the GLBT population. Its impressive range of research enlightens all corners of GLBT public administrative theory and practice, including state, national, and international policy; educational, health, and criminal justice administration; and specialized community issues.
Beginning with a foreword by U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, the handbook's broad reach covers
the most recent advances in GLBT politics and policy in the U.S.
political party support of gay rights in the legislative and executive branches
the influence citizens have in shaping gay rights at the state level
legislation and challenges specific to transgender and bisexual rights
GLBT youth issues in light of the current mainstream cultural climate
the disparity between developed and developing nations in tolerance and protection of gay rights
health and healthcare matters impacting the GLBT community
GLBT concerns in elementary and secondary schools, ranging from employment and curriculum to harassment and support systems
higher-education struggles, as well as the prospects for greater societal change stemming from campus progress
hate crimes, including a focused analysis of law enforcement handling of GLBT homicides
other GLBT-germane aspects of the criminal justice system
Collecting the diverse perspectives of top-tier administrators, educators, researchers, political writers, activists, social workers, and other professionals, this resource is key reading for public administrators, public planners, public policy specialists, and undergraduate and graduate students in these and similar disciplines.