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LGBTQ Resources

Websites for facts/education:

The List


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 -

by Alan Downs Ph. D

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 Americaby Mitchell Gold and Mindy Drucker


Websites for Parents: (This site contains a HUGE list of all different types of resources)

Podcasts for Parents:

Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen


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

This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life by Dannielle Owens-ReidKristin Russo

The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Question by David Levithan

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences by Carolyn W. Griffin (Author), Marian J. Wirth (Author), Arthur G. Wirth

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 Journeyby Betty Degeneres

My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the Newsby Bryce McDougall, Ed.

Finding Out: The ABC’s of Same-Sex Relationshipsby Homer and Sue Spencer

How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Communityby Jean M. Baker, Ph.D.

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxesby Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Childrenby Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionalsby Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper


Sibling Resources:

"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 Childby Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D.

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