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Image 10,000 Dresses
(32 Pages) Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true! This gorgeous picture book—a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside—will delight people of all ages.
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Image Ace of Hearts: A Journey to Embracing the Asexual Identity
(98 Pages) Asexuality (an orientation where someone does not experience sexual attraction) is widely misunderstood. Or worse: ignored. Until it becomes common knowledge that asexuality exists as a sexual orientation, then people who DO relate on the spectrum will continue to struggle internally (feeling alone, broken, or flawed) and externally (in relationships, and life in general). The Lonely Ace of Hearts begins with a general introduction about asexuality as an orientation, debunking the most common myths, and then guides readers through the most common struggles. Defining and Understanding Your Identity. Achieving Self-Acceptance. Coming Out to Friends & Family. (Or, not.) Dealing with Loneliness. Love, Dating, Sex, and Relationships. This is not about "dealing with life as an asexual". This is about (ultimately) Embracing the Asexual Identity.
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Image Always my child: a parent's guide to understanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning son or daughter
(323 Pages) Offers advice and support for parents with adolescents dealing with sexual identity, personal confusion, bigotry, tension, and other challenges of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.
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Image Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Or Questioning Son Or Daughter
(323 Pages) Offers advice and support for parents with adolescents dealing with sexual identity, personal confusion, bigotry, tension, and other challenges of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.
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Image Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence
(288 Pages) Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, LeslÉa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.
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Image Anything that Loves: Comics Beyond "gay" and "straight"
(197 Pages) "From confessional, personal accounts to erotic flights of fancy to undersea identity politics, this collection of comics invites the reader to step outside of the categories and explore the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between "gay" and "straight"--Page 4 of cover.
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Image Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
(271 Pages) The award-winning author of The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind presents the story of teen DJ Gabe, a transgendered youth who knows himself to be a boy trapped in a girl's body and whose efforts to gain acceptance are threatened by a violent gang of bullies. Original.
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Image Behind the Pine Curtain
(268 Pages) Jacqueline Keys was ostracized from her small hometown of Pine Springs, Texas when she was seventeen, sent away because she was gay. Her family was the largest employer in the county, owning Pine Springs Lumber, and her father was mayor of this small town. Her mother could not accept the fact that her only child was gay, could not tolerate the gossip about her family. So, with a hundred dollars in her pocket and a one-way bus ticket out of town, Jacqueline was told not to come back until she had come to her senses. And that included being prepared to marry the son of a business associate of the family. Fifteen years later--long after she'd hitch-hiked to Los Angeles, long after she'd worked nights to put herself through college, and long after she'd written her first best seller, No Place For Family--Jacqueline is persuaded to go back to the tiny town of Pine Springs after her father's death. The quick trip she'd envisioned for the funeral turns into weeks as she learns her father's business is suddenly hers to manage. And she is also again face-to-face with the woman who, as a teen, had been Jackie's first crush. She and Kay had been inseparable as kids, and later as teens. They find themselves falling back into their old habits, and Jackie is soon fighting the same feelings she'd had when she was seventeen. But living behind the pine curtain, Kay is afraid of her love for Jackie, afraid of what her family will say, afraid of how the town will react. Jackie refuses to hide, refuses to crawl back into the closet, so once again, she leaves Pine Springs . . . alone.
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Image Being Emily
(210 Pages) Chris knows that he was meant to be Emily, but his parents and therapist think he is simply sick, however a substitute therapist and a new friend named Natalie give Chris hope of making his outside match his inside.
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Image Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
(182 Pages) Shares insights into the teen transgender experience, tracing six individual's emotional and physical journey as it was shaped by family dynamics, living situations, and the transition each teen made during the personal journey.
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Image Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay
(128 Pages) Sure to become a modern LGBTQ+ pride classic, this “amazing” celebration of the pains and joys of growing up gay features personal stories from around the world (The Huffington Post) Based on the hugely popular blog of the same name, Born This Way shares 100 different memories of growing up LGBTQ+. Childhood photographs are accompanied by sweet, funny—and at times, heartbreaking—personal stories. Collected from around the world and dating from the 1940s to today, these memories speak to the hardships of an unaccepting world and the triumph of pride, self-love, and self-acceptance. This intimate little book is a wonderful gift for all members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as their friends and families. Like Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, Born This Way gives young people everywhere the courage to say, “Yes, I’m gay. And I was born this way. I’ve known it since I was very young, and this is my story.”
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Image Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories
(365 Pages) Twenty-eight of the nation's most-admired gay writers, including Edmund White, Alan Gurganus, and Andrew Holleran, along with rising talents, present never-before-published tales of their coming out, spanning the years 1949 to 1995. 25,000 first printing.
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Image Butch Is a Noun
(223 Pages) Butch is a Noun was a critical and commercial success when first published in 2006: a funny, insightful manifesto on what it means to be butch. Irreverent, tender, funny, difficult and sexy, Butch is a Noun is a narrative about growing-up and coming-out butch, wrestling and embracing it and then wrestling with it some more. This is a story of butch in its best and worst moments, about butch in the context of femme, butch in the orbit of another butch and butch trying to stand alone, sometimes bravely and sometimes foolishly, sometimes successfully and sometimes fatally.
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Image Chulito: A Novel
(317 Pages) Set against a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood and the youth culture of Manhattan, Chulito is a coming-of-age. coming out love story of a sexy Latino man and the colorful characters that populate his block --
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Image Coming Out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives
(287 Pages) Offers prescriptive advice for transcending the undermining effects of shame on the personal security, mental health, and happiness of gays and lesbians
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Image Coming Out Under Fire Available for Checkout
Image Coming Out: An Anthology of International Gay and Lesbian Writings Available for Checkout
Image Coming Out: An Anthology of International Gay and Lesbian Writings
(557 Pages) Gathers essays, interviews, letters, and journals written by gay and lesbian writers, and looks at how gay men and women are treated around the world
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Image Cool for You
(196 Pages) Why can't I live right now. Because I am not rich, I am not a saint. But I do know this: not all of us were sent here to work. The first published novel of legendary poet and performer Eileen Myles follows a queer female growing up in working-class Boston, straining against the institutions that hold her: family, Catholic school, jobs at a camp, at a nursing home, at a school for developmentally disabled adult males. Free-ranging and deadpan, tragic and joyful, this is a book about women, gender, class, bodies, escape, and what it means to be "inside."
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Image Does Your Mama Know?: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
(314 Pages) A collection of 49 stories, poems, essays and interviews about coming out as a black lesbian.
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Image Does Your Mama Know?: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
(314 Pages) A collection of 49 stories, poems, essays and interviews about coming out as a black lesbian.
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Image Does Your Mama Know?: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
(314 Pages) A collection of 49 stories, poems, essays and interviews about coming out as a black lesbian.
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Image Dope
Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.
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Image Epistemology of the Closet: Updated with a New Preface
(258 Pages) Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from classic texts of European and American writers—including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde—Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a demarcation of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In her preface to this updated edition Sedgwick places the book both personally and historically, looking specifically at the horror of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic and its influence on the text.
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Image Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming-Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, & Their Families
(272 Pages) Drawing on her own experience coming out to her celebrity parents, as well as on the experiences of many other young people throughout the country, Chastity describes the challenges and rewards of coming out--for gays, lesbians, and their families.
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Image Fiebre Tropical
(240 Pages) "In this novel told in Spanglish, fifteen-year-old Francisca is uprooted from her life in Bogotá, Colombia, and moves with her family to Miami, Florida, where she is ushered into an evangelical church and falls in love with the pastor's daughter" --
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Image Growing Up Gay: From Left Out to Coming Out
(242 Pages) America's best known gay comedy team takes a hilarious look at the adventure of growing up just a little bit different than everyone else. With gay comedy enjoying more mainstream success than ever, this book is coming out at the right time. According to the authors, it's the book "we would have loved to have had when we were growing up". Photos and illustrations.
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