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Coming Out

Resources on coming out for young people and adults.

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.


This Book Is Gay Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
$9.89
ISBN: 9781492617839
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 2nd, 2015

"The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Frank, warm, funny, USEFUL." --Patrick Ness, bestselling author


Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781785928017
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - January 18th, 2018

Going through puberty and adolescence presents unwelcome changes for many transgender youth, and this book provides advice to parents of transgender teens to help them understand what their child is experiencing and feeling during this challenging time.


Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780743226493
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Published: Touchstone - January 2nd, 2003

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
$16.99
ISBN: 9780380802470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - 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.


It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living Cover Image
By Dan Savage (Editor), Terry Miller (Editor)
$14.40
ISBN: 9780452297616
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin 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.


Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) Cover Image
$46.15
ISBN: 9781560239642
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Published: Routledge - June 18th, 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.


Now That You Know: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children, Updated Edition Cover Image
$17.95
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
$17.09
ISBN: 9780312167813
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 15th, 1997

"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
$39.60
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.


Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781627781749
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Published: Cleis Press - September 13th, 2016

Is it just a phase, a fad, or a real issue with your teen? This comprehensive guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, gender-variant or gender-fluid.


Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your Lgbtq Child Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781633535152
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Published: Mango - April 18th, 2017

#1 New Release on Amazon ─ Winner of the Sixth Annual Bisexual Book Award for Non-fiction, 2017

Looking for LGBTQ books that offer guidance on providing loving support to your LGBT child?


$15.30
ISBN: 9780664262228
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - May 27th, 2016

When your child reveals that he or she is attracted to the same sex, how you respond may have a lot to do with your faith. Doesn't the Bible say that's wrong? Will we have to leave our church? Worst of all, you may wonder, "Do I have to choose between my Christian faith and my child?"


Unashamed: A Coming-Out Guide for Lgbtq Christians Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780664265052
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - March 12th, 2019

On a daily basis, author and LGBTQ advocate Amber Cantorna receives emails asking the same question: How does one reconcile their sexuality with their faith? Depression, despair, and thoughts of suicide often haunt LGBTQ Christians as they feel unable to imagine the possibility of living a happy, fulfilling life as an LGBTQ person of faith.


God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781601425188
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Published: Convergent Books - June 16th, 2015

The landmark book exploring what the Bible actually says—and doesn’t say—about same-sex relationships.
 


The Abc's of Lgbt+ Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781633534094
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Published: Mango - November 8th, 2016

#1 Amazon Bestseller ─ 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.