Mental Health Resources Coming Soon!
Websites for facts/education:
Books for Youth:
LGBTQ Youth and Education: Policies and Practices (Multicultural Education Series) - by Cris Mayo
The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Question - by David Levithan
Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens - by Kathy Belge
Coming Out: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered: The Complete Guide to Coming Out of The Closet, Finding Support, and Thriving in Your New Life (Am I ... I think I'm gay, self-acceptance Book 1) - by John C. Stanford
Coming Out: I Think I'm Gay ~ The Ultimate Guide to Self-Acceptance, Coming Out, Building a Support System, and Loving Your New Life ~ ( How to Come Out of the Closet ) - by Kevin Brison
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens" - by Kelly Huegel
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living -
by Dan Savage
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World -
The Way Out: The Gay Man’s Guide to Freedom – by Chris Nutter
Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America – by Mitchell Gold and Mindy Drucker
Websites for Parents:
bit.ly/thelistillinois (This site contains a HUGE list of all different types of resources)
Books for Parents:
"This is How it Always is," by Laurie Frankel
"Mom, I'm Gay," Revised and Expanded Edition: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith by Susan Cottrell
The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Question by David Levithan
Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter by Kevin Jennings
Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Kids by Anne Dohrenwend
Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey – by Betty Degeneres
My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News – by Bryce McDougall, Ed.
Finding Out: The ABC’s of Same-Sex Relationships – by Homer and Sue Spencer
How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community – by Jean M. Baker, Ph.D.
The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes – by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children – by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals – by Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper
"Side by Side: On Having a Gay or Lesbian Sibling (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies)" by Andrew R. Gottlieb
Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Lesbian or Gay Child – by Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D.