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VOYASavin-Williams takes the reader through many research studies in search of the new gay teenager. Today's gay youth are not the depressed, suicidal drug addicts found in studies conducted on teens in support groups and rehabs in the 1970s. Surprisingly the new gay teenager probably does not use the label "gay"; he or she may choose not to be tied to a sexual identity at all. This teenager is not hung up on labels and categories but sees himself or herself as an individual that cannot be defined by scientific study. Unfortunately, although the labels are unwanted by teenagers, they are required by researchers, thus making study of this group extremely difficult. The author suggests that the contemporary gay teenager is just a teenager who also happens to be gay. Sexual identity is no longer a defining characteristic but just one aspect of what makes the whole of a person. The reader is left with more questions than answers, but they are important questions requiring re-examination of the subject of sexuality and the categorization of youth. Although this book is full of intriguing insight, Savin-Williams provides much more information than the average librarian will need. Leave this read for those with a specific interest in the topic. 2005, Harvard University Press, 272p.; Index. Charts. Biblio. Source Notes., Ages adult professional.