Coming Out

Resources on coming out for young people and adults.

Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9781602825666
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - September 20th, 2011

Speaking Out features stories for and about LGBT and Q teens by fresh voices and noted authors in the field of young adult literature.

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living Cover Image
By Dan Savage (Editor), Terry Miller (Editor)
ISBN: 9780452297616
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Published: Plume Books - January 25th, 2012

Every story can change a life.

Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller.

The New Gay Teenager (Adolescent Lives #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674022560
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Published: Harvard University Press - October 1st, 2006

Gay, straight, bisexual: how much does sexual orientation matter to a teenager's mental health or sense of identity?

Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743226493
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Published: Touchstone Books - November 19th, 2004

The first book to focus on the day-to-day experiences of adolescents dealing with sexual identity issues, Always My Child provides the insights and practical strategies parents need to support their kids and cope themselves.

A Woman Like That: Lesbian and Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780380802470
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 24th, 2000

The act of "coming out" has the power to transform every aspect of a woman's life: family, friendships, career, sexuality, spirituality. An essential element of self-realization, it is the unabashed acceptance of one's "outlaw" standing in a predominantly heterosexual world.

Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781560239642
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Published: Routledge - June 16th, 1999

Exploring identity development and gender orientation, Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life contains firsthand information about the experiences and difficulties of women who discover and reveal their newfound lesbian sexuality in later life.

Coming Out, Coming in: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society Cover Image
By Linda Goldman, Jody M. Huckaby (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780415958240
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Published: Routledge - November 1st, 2007

'Coming Out, Coming In' describes the process of 'coming in' to a welcoming and nurturing family. Linda Goldman draws on her personal and professional experience to build a common language and a new paradigm for understanding sexual orientation and gender identity as a part of mainstream culture.

Come Out and Win: Organizing Yourself, Your Community, and Your World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807079720
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - June 1st, 2007

"Come Out and Win" will educate, engage, and agitate LGBT and straight activists to become involved in the political movement to win full equality under the law and sexual/gender freedom.

Now That You Know: A Parents' Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children, Updated Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156006057
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Published: Mariner Books - June 1st, 1998

Now updated with new material on AIDS and support groups, this completely non-judgmental, very informative, and extremely effective book (Library Journal)is a standard reference for parents of gays and lesbians.

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk about Their Experiences Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312167813
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - September 5th, 2000

"Mom, Dad, I'm gay." When a parent hears these words, the initial shock is often followed by feelings ranging from anger and denial to fear and guilt. It's also the beginning of a difficult journey that, with understanding and emotional support, can lead to acceptance and beyond.

Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674032262
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 1st, 2009

Is love "blind" when it comes to gender? For women, it just might be. This unsettling and original book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. Lisa M.