Authority on Sexual Orientation Issues to Give Keynote at Conference

September 30, 2002

A leading scholar in the study of adolescent sexual orientation will be the keynote speaker at the annual "Same Planet; Different Worlds: 21st Century Gay and Lesbian Youth" conference scheduled Monday, Oct. 14, at Penn State DuBois. Sponsored by PFLAG of DuBois in cooperation with Penn State DuBois and Dickenson Mental Health, the conference is designed to help local educators and mental health professionals address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered youth. The keynote speaker will be Stephen Russell, Ph.D., a 4-H youth development specialist in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of California, Davis. Russell is also the director of the 4-H Center for Youth Development at UC Davis and is a distinguished visiting professor of sexuality studies at San Francisco State University. Russell was the 1999 recipient of the Wayne F. Placek Award from the American Psychological Foundation in support of his work on adolescent sexual orientation and was named a 2001-2002 William T. Grant Foundation Faculty Scholar for his study of the emotional health, risk behavior, and family and peer relationships of sexual-minority youth. For the full story, visit

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