GLBTQ

Author: Kelly Huegel
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575425665
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

When it was first published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens. This fully revised and updated edition retains all of the straightforward information and practical advice of the original edition while providing a contemporary look at society and its growing acceptance of people who are GLBTQ. Included are updates on efforts to promote equality, including the current status of legislative initiatives concerning safe schools, gay marriage, workplace equality, transgender expression, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Issues-based information and advice address coming out, prejudice, getting support, staying safe, making healthy choices, and thriving in school. This frank, sensitive book is written for young people who are beginning to question their sexual or gender identity, those who are ready to work for GLBTQ rights, and those who may need advice, guidance, or reassurance that they are not alone.

Glbtq

Author: Kelly Huegel
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442005009
Release Date: 2009-02-20
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens; offers practical advice and real-life experiences; and provides information on resources and support groups.

Queer

Author: Kathy Belge
Publisher:
ISBN: 0981973345
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A humorous, engaging and honest guide that helps LGBT teens deal with all issues.

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids

Author: Dannielle Owens-Reid
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452142425
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

Written in an accessible Q&A format, here, finally, is the go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. Through their LGBTQ-oriented site, the authors are uniquely experienced to answer parents' many questions and share insight and guidance on both emotional and practical topics. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read.

Gender Identity

Author: Cynthia L. Winfield
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810849070
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Using case studies as examples, explains how hermaphrodites and transgendered individuals can have different gender identities than those assigned at birth and describes the legal and surgical options open to them.

Am I Blue

Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780064405874
Release Date: 1995-04-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, LeslÉa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.

Transgender 101

Author: Nicholas M Teich
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231504270
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Social Science

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences of discrimination. The first guide to treat transgenderism as a distinct topic of study, this text moves beyond mere anecdote and recommendations for clinical practice to legitimatize transgenderism in society and culture. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its affect on family and friends; the relationship between sexual orientation and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism; the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder; and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of "normal" society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. The book features men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications. Written for friends, family members, students, and professionals, this resource works as a stand alone text for social work and gender studies courses as well as a supportive text for sociologists, psychologists, and clinical practitioners. A special focus on issues affecting transgender youth, along with a glossary of key terms and helpful resources, makes this an ideal guide for younger audiences as well as those invested in their care.

Free Your Mind

Author: Ellen Bass
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060951047
Release Date: 1996-05-10
Genre: Self-Help

A practical resource guide for gay teenagers and college students helps them understand and accept their sexual orientation

The Full Spectrum

Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307485196
Release Date: 2008-12-24
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they’re looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA authors David Levithan and Billy Merrell have collected original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s. The Full Spectrum includes a variety of writers—gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transitioning, and questioning—on a variety of subjects: coming out, family, friendship, religion/faith, first kisses, break-ups, and many others. This one of a kind collection will, perhaps, help all readers see themselves and the world around them in ways they might never have imagined. We have partnered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The ABC s of LGBT

Author: Ashley Mardell
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 9781633534087
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Social Science

Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity? The ABCs of LGBT+ is the #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In The ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about: • lgbt and lgbt+ • gender identity • sexual identity • teens in a binary world • the LGBT family • and more The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell’s The ABC’s of LGBT+ has the answers. We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell’s own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.”

The Letter Q

Author: Sarah Moon
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545502207
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of top authors. If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say? That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the bully who is making your life miserable will one day become so insignificant that you won't remember his name until he shows up at your book signing? In this anthology, sixty-three award-winning authors such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love and understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself.

Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens

Author: Michael Cart
Publisher: Huron Street Press
ISBN: 1937589560
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Identifying titles that address the sensitive and important topics of coming out, being out, and the search for community, this catalog spotlights the best gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and questioning books written for teens. The authors cover fiction of all kinds, as well as graphic novels and general nonfiction aimed at readers in middle school and high school, and include recent publications as well as classics that continue to be read and enjoyed by 21st-century teens"--

Too Stressed to Think

Author: Annie Fox
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575428468
Release Date: 2005-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

When stress has the “survival brain” on overdrive, what happens to the “thinking brain”? How can teens learn to use the mind-body connection to stay cool and make smart choices when the pressure’s on? This book is packed with practical information and stress-lessening tools teens can use every day. Dozens of realistic scenarios describe stressful situations teen readers can relate to. Each scenario is followed by a clear, understandable process for reducing or stopping the stress and making decisions that won’t leave a teen lamenting, “What was I thinking?” Throughout, quotes from real teens remind readers that they’re not alone—that stress affects everyone, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life. Includes resources.

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids

Author: Dannielle Owens-Reid
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452142425
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

Written in an accessible Q&A format, here, finally, is the go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. Through their LGBTQ-oriented site, the authors are uniquely experienced to answer parents' many questions and share insight and guidance on both emotional and practical topics. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read.