LBGTQA Friendly Book List 201641 TRANSGENDER FRIENDLY BOOKS FOR YOUNGKIDSYoung adult novels with main and supporting characters who identify as transgenderLuna by Julie Anne PetersRegan is an average sixteen-year-old who is keeping secret the fact that her brother Liam is really aTransgender girl named Luna.Almost Perfect by Brian KatcherWhen Logan meets Sage he is instantly attracted to her, but how will he react when he learns thatSage was born male?I Am J by Cris BeamJ has always known that was a boy who happened to be born into a girl’s body by mistake. Now hejust has to convince everyone else.Parrotfish by Ellen WittlingerJust like the parrotfish that is born female but becomes male later in life, teenager Grady knows thateven though he was born Angela, on the inside he is a boy. He is happy but not everyone else is,especially his family, and he must rely on the people in his life who support him to move forward.Beauty Queens by Libba BrayThe story of a group of teen beauty queens marooned on a desert island, one of them is a formerboy band member who has transitioned.Being Emily by Rachel GoldWhen Emily, who was born as Christopher, tells her parents about her desire to live a woman, they
send her into therapy, convinced she is ill. She is able to rely on her girlfriend and a few others in herlife to help her through her family issues.A Circus Mirror Day by Corin Ash (ebook)When Emily (or Edward to everyone else) is assigned to write a paper about a day in her life, shewrites about how hard it is to pretend to be a boy on the outside, when she knows that she is truly agirl.Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan HydeElle lives by herself because her mother’s boyfriend doesn’t want to deal with a teenage girl. Shemeets and slowly falls in love with Frank, her next door neighbor, but her world is forever changedwhen Frank reveals he is transgender and that he was born a woman.Happy Families by Tanita S. DavisYsabel and Justin are twins who live a generally happy life. When their father reveals he istransgender and will live the rest of his life as a woman, they are upset at first, but slowly come toterms with their dad’s new identity.Circle of Change by Laney Cairo (ebook)The story of a romance between Kim, a teenager trans man, and Dash, a gay college student whoinitially rejects Kim, but ultimately falls in love with him.London Reign by A.C. BrittLondon is one of Boston’s toughest boys, who was actually born a girl. London must deal with hisabusive stepfather, as well as a whole host of other issues that come with living in poverty.Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-MillsGabe, who was born Elizabeth, hosts a popular weekly radio show called, “Beautiful music for uglychildren.” He is not out at school and is still living as Elizabeth, but when someone discovers hissecret he must figure out how to live an honest life and still stay safe.Nina Here nor There by Nick KriegerThis is Nick Krieger’s memoir about his “journey beyond gender.”Refuse by Elliot DeLine (eBook)This is Dean’s story, of coming out as a Trans man in college and the subsequent reaction of hisfriends and family.Young adult novels with Genderqueer characters or characters who express genderambiguityThe Sweet In-between by Sheri ReynoldsThe story of Kenny, a gender ambiguous girl who becomes with obsessed when a college student ismurdered by accident by her neighbor.
The Tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers by Joe BabcockThe coming of age story of a young, gay man, who is also an aspiring drag queen, and thecommunity he becomes a part of.Far from Xanadu by Julie Anne PetersMike lives a pretty routine life in her boring Kansas town. When Xanadu, a beautiful and differentgirl arrives, Mike is quickly infatuated. But can a romance ever blossom between them?Brooklyn, Burning by Steve BrezenoffA love story that takes place over the course of a summer between two semi-homeless Brooklynteens, Scout and Kid, their genders are never revealed.Picture Books and stories for younger readers (not exhaustive)My Princess Boy by Cheryl KilodavisBased on the author’s son, this picture book tells of a princess boy, who loves running, wearingdresses, climbing trees, and being a princess, and his family loves him for exactly who he is.10,000 Dresses by Marcus EwertBailey dreams every night of beautiful dresses but her parents are not supportive. People tell Baileythat she shouldn't dream of dresses because Bailey was designated male at birth. But Bailey keepson dreaming and one day she meets a girl who helps make all of her dreams come true!The Princess Knight by Cornelia FunkePrincess Violet doesn’t want to get married to a knight, she wants to BE a knight, so she trains insecret so she can win her own hand!Be Who You Are by Jennifer CarrNick was born a boy but knows that she is really a girl. This story tells of Nick sharing thisinformation with her family and ultimately transitioning with their support.Goblinheart by Brett AxelJude has wings and is supposed to be a fairy, but Jude wants to be a goblin. This story tells of Jude’sdesire to be accepted by all the other people in Jude’s fairy tale world.Short story collectionsHow Beautiful the Ordinary ed. by Michael CartA collection of twelve LGBT themed short stories with three focused on transgender characters.Girl Meets Boy ed. by Kelly Milner HallsA book of short stories about relationships between boys and girls told from both perspectives andincludes a story about a transgender teen.Young adult novels that deal with gender in a nontraditional way
Boy2girl by Terence BlackerWhen Matt’s cousin Sam comes from America to live with him and his family in London Matt andhis friends decide Sam must pretend to be a girl as an initiation into their group. But their trickworks too well and suddenly they are all in way over their heads.Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan BrothersJohnny uses his love of Goth music to deal with his terrible life. When he is introduced to DebbieHarry he realizes he doesn’t just love her music, he loves her, so much that he wants to be her.Cycler by Lauren McLaughlinJill is a regular teenager girl, except for four days a month when she turns into Jack. Until now sheand her family have managed to keep Jack under wraps. But Jack is done hiding and ready to be areal teenager.The Boy in the Dress by David WalliamsDennis deals with his parents divorce by reading Vogue magazine. When he meets Lisa, he falls inlove with her, but also with her style, and realizes he wants to dress in women’s clothing.Every Day by David LevithanEvery day A wakes up in a new body of a different 16 year old. Some days A is a boy, some days Ais a girl, but to deal with this uncertain reality, A has certain rules, the main one being to never makea connection with someone because it won’t last. But all of this changes when A meets Rhiannonand falls in love. Now, A must track down Rhiannon every day so that A can be near her again, evenif it means ruining the lives of the people A inhabits.If You Believe in Mermaids, Don’t Tell by A.A. PhillipsTodd knows he can never tell his family the truth: that he wants to be a mermaid, that he loves toplay dress up, and that he doesn’t want to follow in his dad’s footsteps as an athlete. But when hegoes to a summer science camp, he meets a girl who might help him learn to love who he truly is.The End: Five Queer Kids Save the World by Nora OlsenTells the story of five queer kids who must prevent the end of the world, including one characterwho goes on a gender journey of their own.Choir Boy by Charlie Anders12 year old Berry wants nothing more than to stay a soprano so he can continue as a choir boy. Hedecides to castrate himself so that his voice will stay the same. He meets Trans* adults after hisparents put him in therapy.Manga/Graphic novelsAngel Diary by YunHee LeeA story about the princess of heaven who must hide on earth as a boy and those who watch overher.
Boy Princess by Seyoung KimA prince must take his sister’s place after she runs away from an arranged marriage. Will anyone findout who he truly is?Wandering Son by Shimura TakakoThe story of two fifth graders, a boy and a girl, who both prefer to live as a different gender.Shadoweyes by Ross CampbellScout is an aspiring superhero who, after being hit in the head, begins to randomly turn into a malealien superhero named Shadoweyes.Princess Princess by Mikiyo TsudaToru is chosen as one of three boys at his all boys school to be dressed up as princesses to entertainthe male students. This is his story.Cheeky Angel by Hiroyuki NishimoriWhen Megumi was young he wished to be a manly man, but was instead turned into a girl, now ateenager, he must figure out a way to turn back while fighting off the advances of his maleclassmates.a e 4ever by Ilike Mereya e are both genderqueer teenagers who become friends and develop an intense, passionaterelationship.Books post by Sarah MirkRead more: Three Young Adult Novels with Trans Teens, A Q&A with Polkadot Author TalcottBroadhead, Books for Children of All GendersPFLAG BOOK RECOMMENDATION LIST 2015Over the years, our parents, family members, friends, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendermembers have found the books on this list to be very helpful when they a) found out that theirloved one is LGBT, or b) need to find a way to tell their family members and friends that they wereLGBT. We have listed books for parents, for youth, for young children and for general education.There is also a free publication about gay issues that is available on the web. The book is called:What We Wish We Had Known - Breaking the Silence and Moving Toward Understanding:A Resource for Individuals and Families (Fifth Edition). The book is published by ThePresbyterian Church – Mt. Kisco, New York. It is available online at:http://www.pcmk.org/bluebook.htm. This free publication is a most helpful compendium of allthe questions people have about the LGBT community.For Parents:
Always My Child by Kevin Jennings: Adult Reference Shelf book for parents and teachers. A guide tounderstanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning son or daughter by theexecutive director of GLESEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About their Experiences by Carolyn Welch Griffin andMarian J. and Arthur G WirthComing Out as Parents: You and Your Homosexual Child by David K SwitzerA Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridge the Divide between Gay and Straight by BobPowers and Alan EllisThe Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out by Robb Forman DewJust a Mom by Betty DeGeneresNow That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality by Betty Fairchild and NancyHaywardOut of the Closet-Into Our Hearts by Laura Siegel and Nancy Lamkin OlsonStraight Forward by Ian Ayres and Jennifer Gerarda Brown50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality edited by Meredith Maran and Angela WatrousFortunate Families: Catholic Families with Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons by Mary Ellen Lopata withCasey Lopata. Fortunate Families tells the stories of parents who often believe they must choosebetween their gay children and their church.My Child is Gay: How parents react when they hear the news, Edited by Bryce McDougallFree Your Mind by Ellen Bass and Kate KaufmanMom, Dad I’m Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out. By Ritch C. Savin-WilliamsHow Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home and at School, by Jean M. BakerStraight Parents, Gay Children: Inspiring Families to Live Honestly and with Pride, by Robert BernsteinFamily Outing by Chaz BonoAdolescence: A Guide for Parents by Michael Carr-Gregg and Erin ShaleOur Daughter Martha: A Family Struggles with Coming Out by Marcy Clements HenricksonA Mother Looks At a Gay Child by Jesse DavisNot Like Other Boys: Growing Up Gay –A Mother and Son Look Back by Marlese Fanta Shyer and
Christopher ShyerComing Out, Coming Home by Joan Golding and Peter WoodOut of the Twilight: Fathers of Gay Men Speak by Andrew GottliebDifferent Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians by Louise RafkinComing Out as Parents: You and your Homosexual Child by David. K. SwitzerFriends and Family: True Stories of Gay America’s Straight Allies by Dan WoogFamilies Like Mine: Children of gay parents tell it like it is by Abigail GarnerLove Makes a Family: Portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents and their families by PeggyGilespie, Kath VestonReady Or Not They’re Gay: Stories from a Midwestern family by Paul and Hjordy Wagner Both their sons,Brad and Andrew, are gay. The Wagner’s share their journey.Love Ellen, a Mother/ Daughter Journey by Betty DeGeneresComing Out, Coming Home: Helping families adjust to a gay or lesbian child by M.C. LaSalaSomething to Tell You: The Road families travel when a child is gay by Gilbert Herdt and Bruce.God Believes In Love by Gene Robinson, From the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in theEpiscopal Church, the first openly gay person elected (in 2003) to the historic episcopate and theworld's leading religious spokesperson for gay rights and gay marriage—a groundbreaking book thatlovingly and persuasively makes the case for same-sex marriage.This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids –A Question and Answer Guide to Everyday Life by Dannielle OwensReid and Kristin RussoFOR PARENTS OF TRANSGENDER CHILDREN:Trans Forming Families by Mary BoenkeHe’s My Daughter: A Mother’s Journey to Acceptance by Eve LangleyTransgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender Variant Youth and Their Families byArlene Istar LevThis comprehensive book provides you with a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facingtransgendered/transsexual people and their families. Transgender Emergence: TherapeuticGuidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families views assessment andtreatment through a non-pathologizing lens that honors human diversity and acknowledges the role
of oppression in the developmental process of gender identity formation.Helping Your Transgender Teen: A guide for parents by Irwin KriegerTrue Selves: Understanding Transsexualism for Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals byMildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann RounsleyThe Transgender Child a Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie Brill and Rachel PepperRaising My Rainbow by Lori DuronGENERAL EDUCATION FOR TRANSGENDER ISSUES:Gender Situations, Gender Selves by Judith Howard JocelynTransgender Explained for Those Who Are Not by Joanne HermanTransgender 101: A simple guide for a Complex Issue by Nicholas TeichTransgender Warriors by Leslie FeinbergTransgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender Variant People and their Families byArlene LevBecoming a Visible Man by Jamison GreenFTM- Female –to-Male Transsexuals in Society by Holly DoverTrans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue by Leslie FeinbergFinding the Real Me by Tracie O’Keefe and Katrina FoxThe Nearest Exit May Be Behind You by S. Bear BergmanGender Outlaws-The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear BergmanSex Changes: Transgender Politics by Patrick CalifiaTransforming Families: Real Stories about Transgendered Loved Ones edited by Mary BoenkeShe’s not There-A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney BoylanThe Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition by Anne L. Boedecjer, PhDMovies“Becoming Chaz”
“Boys Don’t Cry”: The True Story of Brandon Teena who was murdered by his buddies when theydiscovered he was a female to male transgender man.“XXY” (2007): This is the dramatic story of intersexed 15-year-old. She lives with her parents, whohave to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.“She’s a Boy I knew “ (2007): Using interviews, animation, old family footage, and voice mail,Vancouver filmmaker Gwen Haworth documents her male-to –female gender transition partiallythrough the voices of her anxious but loving family, best friend, and wife.”Soldiers Girl” (2003)“Transamerica” (2007) A pre-operative Male to female transsexual takes an unexpected journeywhen she learns she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway in New York.“Tomboy” 2011 A 10 year old settling into her new neighborhood outside of Paris is mistaken for aboy and has to live up to this new identity.“Southern Comfort” (2001)“Beautiful Boxer” (2004) The real life story of a Muaythai boxer who underwent a sex changeoperation to become a women.“Normal” (2003) A Midwestern husband and father announce his plan to have a sex changeoperation.“Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She” (2005) Examines the diversity of human sexual and gendervariance around the globe.“Red without Blue” (2007) the intimate bond between two identical twin bothers is challenged whenone decides to transition from male to female.FOR LGBTQ YOUTH:Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane BauerFree Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies by Ellen Bass and KateKaufmanMy Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr, Ellen’s older brother Link loves his best friend James.The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson, Three young women have a memorable summer beforetheir senior year.Boy Girl Boy by Ronald Koertge, Seniors Elliot, Teresa and Larry want to get out of Illinois after highschool graduation.
Rainbow Boys by Alex SanchezThe God Box by Alex SanchezComing Out to Parents by Mary BorhekGLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens by Kelly HuegelMisfits by James Howe, ages 10-14, Best friends, who were targets of cruel name calling are now in7th grade and not going to take it anymore. The students run against popular peers in the upcomingstudent council election.Totally Joe by James Howe ages 10-14Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, Paul is a normal boy who has an innocent crush on another boy.Not the Only One: Lesbian and Gay Fiction for Teens by Jane Summer, Stories with coming-of-agethemes, leaving home, confronting secrets.The Arizona Kid by Ron Koertege, A straight teenage boy spends the summer living with his gayuncle in Arizona while working at a horse ranch. The uncle’s story is a back drop to the boy’s storyKeeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters, A gay love story that deals with self-knowledge, acceptanceand pride.Getting It by Alex Sanchez, Fifteen year old Carlos crazy for gorgeous Roxy decides he needs amakeover and turns to gay senior Sal for advice.So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez, The cute new boy in school should be thrilled with all the attentionfrom Xio and her friends. So why can’t he stop thinking about Victor the captain of the soccerteam?Bait by Alex Sanchez, Diego keeps getting into trouble because of his explosive temper until hefinally finds a probation officer who helps him get to the root of his anger so that he can stoprunning from his past.Baby Be-Bop by Francesca Lia BlockGeography Club by Brent Hartinger grades 7-12, Knowing that any wrong action could reveal theirtrue identities, students’ band together for support forming the one club NOBODY would beinterested in.The Letter Q Queer writers’ notes to their younger selves edited by Sarah MoonBoy Meets Boy by David Levithan (young adult fiction) Paul is a normal boy who has a sweet,innocent high school crush on a boy.Top 250 LGBTQ Books For Teens, Michael Cart and Christine A Jenkins ALA American Library
Association (2015)The Journey Out: A guide for and about lesbian, gay and bisexual teens by Rachel PollackThe Year of Ice by Brian Malloy (young adult fiction)Sunday You Learn to Box by Bill Wright -A Black boy commits the unforgivable social crime ofsissyhood.Freak Show by James St. James (young adult fiction) Billy Bloom is gay, but it’s mostly theoretical,as he hasn’t had much experience. When he has to move to Florida, he can’t believe his bad luck.His new school is a mix of Bible Belles, Aberzombies, and Football Heroes, none of which areexactly his type. Billy’s efforts to fit in and stand out at the same time are both hilarious andheartrending.Split Screen: Attack of the Soul- Sucking Brain Zombies; Split Screen: Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain ZombiesKissing Kate by Lauren Myracle (young adult fiction)The Last Exit to Normal by Michael B. Harmon (young adult fiction)My Most Excellent Year: A novel of love, Mary Pippins, and Fenway Park by Rachel Cohn (young adultfiction)Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn (young adult fiction)One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones (young adult fiction)Out Of Pocket by Bill Koningsberg (young adult fiction)Empress of the World by Sara Ryan (young adult fiction)Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez (young adult fiction)What they always tell us by Martin Wilson (young adult fiction)Two Parties, One Tux and a Very Short Film about the Grapes of Wrath by Steven Goldman (young adultfiction)For Children – age appropriate material to begin conversations about GLBT issues:The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein, Ages 5-8: Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. Whilethey like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball he wants to put on ahalftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy. Buy when his father is wounded by a hunters shot, Elmerproves the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.And Tango makes three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, Ages 4-8: In the zoo there are all kindsof animal families. But Tango’s family is not like any of the others. “A little miracle for children.Funny, tender and true. The story of Tango will delight young readers and open their minds.” John
LithgowPinky and Rex by James Howe, A level 3 Ready to Read book: Pinky’s favorite color is pink, and hisbest friend Rex is a girl. Kevin, the third-grade bully, says that makes Pinky a sissy. Deep down,Pinky thinks Kevin is wrong, but he is still worried. Does Pinky have to give up his favorite things?Does he have to give up his best friend?Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig, Grades 1-5: Just Kidding, that’s what D. J. Friend, Vince says when hedoes something to hurt D. J’s feelings. “Trudy Ludwig has not only captured the heart of boytaunting, but also the best solutions.” Susan Wellman, Founder, the Ophelia Project.Heather Has Two Mommies 10th Anniversary edition By Leslea Newman and Diana Sauza, Ages 2-6: Apreschooler has two Moms and discovers some of her friends also have very different sorts offamilies.Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, Ages 4-8: On the first day of school, Chrysanthemum begins tosuspect that her name is far less than perfect, especially when her class dissolves into giggles uponhearing her name read aloud. Pretty soon the girls are making playground threats to "pluck"Chrysanthemum and "smell her." A story that has great compassion for the victims of childhoodteasing and cruelties,It’s OK to Be Different by Todd Parr, ages 4-8The Family Book by Todd Parr, ages 4-8If You Believe In Mermaids Don’t Tell by A. A. Philips, ages 9-12 A portrayal of a preteen boy tryingto keep secret his love of dolls, mermaids and dressing in girl’s clothes.Zero by Kathryn Otoshi- She wanted to count too! How could a number worth nothing becomesomething? Zero felt empty inside.One by Kathryn Otoshi –When no one takes a stand, things get out of hand. Until One comes alongand shows all the colors how to stand up and count!In Our Mothers’ House by Patricia Polacco- Marmee, Meema and the kids are just like any other familyon the block. But one family does not accept them. Maybe because they think they are different.How can a family have two moms and no dad?Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S BrannenWho’s In My Family-All about Our Families by Robie H. HarrisMolly’s Family by Nancy GardenThe Different Dragon by Jennifer Bryan This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how thewonderful care and curiosity of a little boy, with some help from his willing moms, can lead tomagical and unexpected places. Join Noah and his cat, Diva, on this nighttime adventure and you
too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend!Be Who You Are by Jennifer CarrMy Princess Boy by Cheryl KilodavisI am Jazz by Jessica HerthelMorris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine BaldacchinoGENERAL EDUCATION ABOUT LGBTQ ISSUES:Becoming Visible: A reader in Gay and Lesbian History for High School and College Students by KevinJenningsOne Teacher in 10: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories by Kevin JenningsUnderstanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools: A Text for Teachers, Counselors and Administrators byArthur LipkinWhen the Drama Club is not Enough: Lessons from the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students byJeff Perrotti and Kim WestheimerTrue Selves: Understanding Transsexualism, For Families, Friends, Coworkers and helping professionals byMildred L Brown and Chloe Ann RounsleyTransgender Child A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie Brill and Rachel PepperCrisis: Forty stories revealing the personal, social and religious trauma of growing up gay in America, edited byMitchell GoldWhat Is Marriage for? The strange social history of our most intimate institution by E. J. Graff “Essentialreading on same-sex marriage.”Becoming Visible: A reader in Gay and Lesbian for High School and College Students by Kevin JenningsLesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling, Handbook on the care counseling and support needs of gay youthproviders, advocates, parents and interested readers.Straightforward by Ian Ayres and Jennifer Gerarda BrownIs It A Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People by EricMarcusThe Right to Be Parents-LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood by Carlos A. Ball In 1975,California courts stripped a lesbian mother of her custody rights because she was living openly withanother women. Twenty years later, the Virginia Supreme Court did the same thing to another
lesbian mother. These courts ruled that it was not possible for a women to be both a good parentand a lesbian.From the Closet to the Courtroom by Carlos A. BallThe Morality of Gay Rights by Carlos A. BallA Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) by Michael Bronski- More than a“who’s who” of queer history it is a book that radically challenges how we understand AmericanHistory.Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States by Vicki L. EaklorThe L Life: Extraordinary Lesbians Making a Difference by Erin McHugh and Jennifer MayGetting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals around the World by Robyn Ochs and Sarah Rowley –Getting Bi collects220 essays from around the world that explore bisexual identityIrresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics by Urvashi Vaid - TheLGBT movement is one of the most active, contested, and engaging social movements in the world.This optimistic book challenges advocates to LGBT rights in the U.S. to aspire beyond the narrowframework of equality.GLBT MemoirUnbearable Lightness-A story of Loss and Gain by Portia De RossiLike Me: Confessions Of A Heartland Country Singer by Chely Wright – Country music star writes in thismoving memoir about her life and career; about growing up in America’s heartland and about barelyremembering a time when she didn’t know she was different.The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family by Dan Savage – Dan’s mother wants him to getmarried. His boyfriend, Terry says “no thanks” he does not want to act like a straight person. . Thisrollicking family memoir will have everyone- gay, straight, right or left married or single- howlingwith laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son: A memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out and Changing America by KevinJennings-Poor son of a preacher gets a scholarship to Harvard and becomes a teacherPamphlets“What Does Gay Mean?” How to Talk with Kids about Sexual Orientation and Prejudice by Lynn Ponton,M.D. from Mental Health America www.mentalhealthamerica.net 800-969- 6642The Agony of Nurturing the Spirit a mother’s recount of raising a transgender child 10 most asked questions APublication of PFLAG Philadelphia [email protected] 215 572 1833 or write PFLAGPhiladelphia PO Box 15711 Philadelphia, PA 19103
The PFLAG Store free downloadable booklets www.PFLAG.orgSafe Schools, Be Yourself, Faith in Our Families, Our Daughters and Sons and more.CHILDREN’S BOOKS:10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert, illustrated by Rex Ray (Triangle Square, 2008)A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara, illustrated by the author (Triangle Square, 2013)ABC: A Family Alphabet Book by Bobbie Combs, illustrated by Brian and Desiree Rappa (Two Lives,2001)The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy by S. Bear Bergman, illustrated by Suzy Malik (FlamingoRampant, 2012)And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole (Simon &Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005)Backwards Day by S. Bear Bergman, illustrated by KD Diamond (Flamingo Rampant, 2012)Be Who You Are by Jennifer Carr, illustrated by Ben Ruhback (AuthorHouse, 2010)Best Best Colors / Los Mejores Colores by Eric Hoffman, illustrated by Celeste Henriquez (Red Leaf,1999)The Big Orange Splot by D. Manus Pinkwater (Scholastic, 1993) Ages 4-8The Boy Who Cried Fabulous by Lesléa Newman, illustrated by Peter Ferguson (Tricycle, 2007) YoungchildrenCaleb’s Friend by Eric Jon Nones (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993) Ages 5-8The Different Dragon by Jennifer Bryan, illustrated by Danamarle Hosler (Two Lives, 2006)Dumpy La Rue by Elizabeth Winthrop and Betsy Lewin (Henry Holt, 2004) Ages 4-8Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror by Jennifer Finney Boylan, illustrated by Brandon Dorman(Katherine Tegen Books, 2010)Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser (Harper Collins, 2005) Ages 4-8Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls by J. T. Bunnell and Irit Reinheimer (Soft Skull, 2004) Young childrenGoblinheart: A Fairy Tale by
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray . Circle of Change by Laney Cairo (ebook) The story of a romance between Kim, a teenager trans man, and Dash, a gay college student who . The story of Kenny, a gender ambiguous girl who becomes with obsessed when a college