Worthington Scranton hosts lecture on 'Growing Up Gay Today'

Tony D’Augelli, a noted professor and researcher in the field of sexual orientation, will be a guest speaker at Penn State Worthington Scranton from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6, in the Study Learning Center’s Sherbine Lounge.

D’Augelli, a professor of human development and associate dean for Undergraduate Programs and Outreach in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State’s University Park campus, will discuss his five-year research project with lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender youth in New York City. His presentation is titled “Growing Up Gay Today: Voices of Youth."

D’Augelli will share excerpts from his interviews and surveys, as well as what gay youth are saying about marriage, families, changes in society and the challenges they still face.

The presentation is being co-sponsored by the Human Development and Family Studies program and the Diversity Committee at Penn State.

D’Augelli received his bachelor’s degree in psychological/social sciences from the New College of Hofstra University; his master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical/community psychology from the University of Connecticutt.

He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s 2000 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues); the 2001 Monette/Horwitz Trust Research and Scholarship Award, which is an award given by the trust of Paul Monette, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, for research and scholarship that helps decrease discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation; and the 2005 Evan G. and Helen G Pattishall Outstanding Research Achievement Award, College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University.

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