GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens

by Kelly Huegel Madrone

Paperback, 2011





Free Spirit Publishing (2011), Edition: Second Edition, Revised, Revised and Updated 2nd, 240 pages


Sociology. Young Adult Nonfiction. HTML: When it was first published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens. This fully revised and updated edition retains all of the straightforward information and practical advice of the original edition while providing a contemporary look at society and its growing acceptance of people who are GLBTQ. Included are updates on efforts to promote equality, including the current status of legislative initiatives concerning safe schools, gay marriage, workplace equality, transgender expression, and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Issues-based information and advice address coming out, prejudice, getting support, staying safe, making healthy choices, and thriving in school. This frank, sensitive book is written for young people who are beginning to question their sexual or gender identity, those who are ready to work for GLBTQ rights, and those who may need advice, guidance, or reassurance that they are not alone..… (more)


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240 p.; 9 inches

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GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens is a well-organized and thorough resource for teens coming to terms with their sexual or gender identity. Chapters are organized thematically, covering fears or concerns (sex, homophobia) or environments (school, family). The audience is
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specifically queer or questioning teens (not allies) who are directly dealing with these issues and offer specific formatting to identify web and print resources, phone numbers and other opportunities for more information. “Been There” bubbles highlight quotes from other LGBTQ teens on their experiences, and dialogs are even written out to help teens plan coming out talks, or conversations with girl or boyfriends. GLBTQ is written like a letter but organized like a textbook. Recommended for any YA non-fiction collection, in school or public libraries.
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