LGBTQ+ Reading List
A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being
by Ellen D.B. Riggle and Sharon S. Rostosky
"...starts a new conversation about the strengths and benefits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGTBQ) identities. Positive LGBTQ identities are affirmed through inspiring firsthand accounts. Focusing on how LGTBQ-identified individuals can cultivate a sense of well-being and a personal identity that allows them to flourish in all areas of life, the authors explore a variety of themes. ...Providing exercises in each chapter, the book offers those who identify as LGBTQ and those who support and love them, as well as those seeking to better understand them, an opportunity to explore and appreciate these identities."
The ABC's of LGBT+
by Ashley Mardell
"Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity? The ABCs of LGBT+ is the #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. In The ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about: LGBT and LGBT+, gender identity, sexual identity, teens in a binary world, the LGBT family, and more."
Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents
by Irwin Krieger
"If you are the parent of a transgender teen, this book will help you understand what your child is feeling and experiencing. Helping Your Transgender Teen begins with the basic information you and your family need. The central chapters of the book address the fears and concerns most parents of transgender teens share. The final chapters guide you through the steps you can take to discover what is best for your child. Although written for parents, this book is also useful for pediatricians, therapists, educators and others who work with teenagers and young adults. Helping Your Transgender Teen provides answers to many of your questions about adolescent gender identity."
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens
by Kelly Huegel
"Author Kelly Huegel understands what GLBT teens want and need to know. As a teen, she struggled to realize and accept her own identity. Her frank, sensitive book is written for teens who are beginning to question their sexual or gender identity, those who interested in GLBT issues and rights, and those who need guidance, reassurance, or reminders that they aren’t alone. Kelly offers practical advice, knowing encouragement, accessible resources, and real-life testimonials from teens who’ve 'been there.' Topics include coming out (the pluses and minuses), facing prejudice and pressure, getting support, navigating relationships, staying safe, making healthy choices, surviving and thriving in high school, and more."