Education and Family

Troubled Teens: THE FIX

Dr. John Mayer

Troubled Teens: THE FIX – Can You Be Gay and A Teen?

Dr. Mayer interviews Lamar a guest who was not allowed to be a guest. Listen to find out just what that means and how it applies exactly to the everyday experience of being a gay teen in our society. The show explores how teens are restricted from being who they are as we look at these restrictions through the eyes of Lamar, a gay teen. Dr. Mayer gets into what it is like for the majority of gay teens, the ones not grabbing headlines for being bullied or trying to harm themselves because of the pressure. The discussion gets into teenage sexual development and parenting do’s and don’ts among other topics. Lamar puts a face on what it is like to ‘come out’ as gay much like the “It Gets Better Project” started by Dan Savage.