GLBTQ

Author: Kelly Huegel
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575421261
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

GLBTQ

Author: Kelly Huegel Madrone
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575425665
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Young Adult 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: Turtleback
ISBN: 0613674111
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

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: Zest Books
ISBN: 9780547687322
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), it’s even harder. When do you decide to come out? To whom? Will your friends accept you? And how on earth do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBT teens come out to friends and family, navigate their new LGBT social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and rise up against bigotry and homophobia. Queer also includes personal stories from the authors and sidebars on queer history. It’s a must-read for any teen who thinks they might be queer - or knows someone who is.

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

Coming Around

Author: Anne Dohrenwend
Publisher: New Horizon Press
ISBN: 0882823930
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family & Relationships

Coming out is a vulnerable time. Its announcement requires the re-exploration of a parent's personal feelings on homosexuality. Respecting your child's decisions isn't always easy, particularly if you fear his or her decisions will cost friends, ambitions, acceptance and respect. Dohrenwend provides practical guidance for parents of gay, bisexual and transgender children, as well as an indispensable reference for therapists, clergy, educators and psychological self-help collections.

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.

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.

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.

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"--

Coming Out to Parents

Author: Mary V. Borhek
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015042085921
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Family & Relationships

Listed by American Bookseller as "among the most important gay and lesbian books that should be represented in any general bookstore", Borhek's original edition of this book (1983) has also been praised as "sound, sympathetic, and helpful" (St. Luke's Journal of Theology). In this thorough revision, Borhek brings an additional decade of personal knowledge and experience to bear on the subject of coming out.

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 a #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: - 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.”

It Gets Better

Author: Dan Savage
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101513403
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Genre: Self-Help

Every story can change a life. Watch a video Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, making them feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted - even tortured - simply for being themselves. After a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered as teenagers, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. With over 6,000 videos posted and over 20 million views in the first three months alone, the world has embraced the opportunity to provide personal, honest and heartfelt support for LGBT youth everywhere. It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. By sharing these stories, It Gets Better reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone - and it WILL get better.

Oddly Normal

Author: John Schwartz
Publisher: Gotham
ISBN: 9781592408405
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Sharing his family's own struggles within a culture that is quickly changing, a national correspondent at The New York Times and father of a gay teen provides a thought-provoking guide that offers crucial lessons about helping gay kids and how to cope in a potentially hostile world. 17,500 first printing.