This collection provides resources for families to help them support their LGBTQIA+ child.
Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child by Michael C. LaSala (eBook)
Through a qualitative, multicultural study of sixty-five gay and lesbian children and their parents, LaSala, a leading expert on coming out, outlines effective, practice-tested interventions for families in transition. His research reveals surprising outcomes, such as learning that a child is homosexual can improve familial relationships, even if a parent reacts strongly or negatively to the revelation.
Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGTBQ Child by Telaina Eriksen (eBook)
Winner of the Sixth Annual Bisexual Book Award for Non-fiction, 2017. #1 Bestseller in Lesbian Studies.
This book provides parents of a LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning) child with a framework for helping their LGBTQ child navigate a world that isn’t always welcoming.
The Gender Creative Child: Pathways For Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes by Diane Ehrensaft
In this comprehensive resource, Dr. Ehrensaft explains the interconnected effects of biology, nurture, and culture to explore why gender can be fluid, rather than binary.
Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Oritz
Comprising essays and oral history interviews that present the experiences of fourteen activists across the United States and in Puerto Rico, the book offers a new perspective on the history of LGBT mobilization and activism.
How to They/Them: A Visual Guide to Nonbianary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity by Stuart Getty
What does nonbinary really mean? What is gender nonconforming? And isn’t they a plural pronoun? In this charming and disarming guide, a real-life they-using genderqueer writer unpacks all your burning questions in a fun, visual way.
This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life by Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo (eBook)
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. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read.
FICTION & YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Young Mungo: A Novel by Douglas Stuart
Winner of the 2020 Booker Prize. A vivid portrayal of working-class life and a deeply moving and highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the bounds of masculinity, the push and pull of family, the violence faced by many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father–despite his hard-won citizenship–Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.
The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
Stonewell Honor Award winner. Two boys, alone in space. Sworn enemies sent on the same rescue mission.In order to survive the ship’s secrets, Ambrose and Kodiak will need to work together and learn to trust each other . . . especially once they discover what they are truly up against. Love might be the only way to survive.
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdich
2021 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction. Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.
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BEYOND THE LIBRARY: PODCASTS
Hosted by Cameran Esposito. Sit in on an hour long-conversation between host and standup comic, Cameron Esposito, and some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family. QUEERY explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights.
Hosted by Molly Woodstock. Welcome to Gender Reveal, a podcast about nonbinary and transgender folks. Join us as we interview notable trans guests, analyze current events, answer advice questions and get a little bit closer to understanding what the heck gender is.
Hosted by Emily McGranachan. The Outspoken Voices Podcast is created by Family Equality, with a new episode delivered every month. With help from invited guests, we address & discuss essential topics for LGBTQ+ families, or members of the LGBTQ+ community who are thinking about starting a family.
BFF Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today.
Summaries adapted from publishers.