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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)
ISBN: 9781492617839
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 2nd, 2015

Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU

"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
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.

Speaking Out: Lgbtq Youth Stand Up Cover Image
By Steve Berman (Editor)
ISBN: 9781602825666
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - September 13th, 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.

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 - 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
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)
ISBN: 9780452297616
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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
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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
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. 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
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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
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.

#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?

ISBN: 9780664262228
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - May 6th, 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?"