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Student LGBTIQ+ Guide

"We should keep calm in the face of difference and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the the diversity of humanity" George Takei

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Community and Identity

Out! : How to Be Your Authentic Self

When Miles came out on his YouTube channel in 2015 - then transitioned online in 2017 - his aim was to help other teens navigate their identities and take charge of their own coming-out stories. From that experience comes Out!, the ultimate coming-out survival guide for anyone questioning or queer.

The Invisible Orientation

What if you weren't sexually attracted to anyone? A growing number of people are identifying as asexual. They aren't sexually attracted to anyone, and they consider it a sexual orientation--like gay, straight, or bisexual. Asexuality is the invisible orientation.

Are You LGBTQ?

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer or Questioning. Each of these terms has an individual meaning and community around them. Through interviews with professionals as well as those in the LGBTQ community, readers can learn not only the definition of each of these words, but also what it means on a greater scale.

Colouring the Rainbow

This book uncovers the often hidden world of Queer and Trans Blak Australia and tells it like it is. Twenty-two First Nations people reveal their inner reflections and outlooks on family and culture.

LGBT Families

LGBT Families was created to become a leading resource in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered community for those seeking to expand their own families through adoption, foster care, surrogacy and fertility

Sexual Identity and Gender Diversity

This book explores a range of issues across the sexual identity and gender diversity spectrum, including issues such as coming out and disclosure, being an ally to LGBTQIA+ people, and addressing the human rights of the LGBTQIA+ members of our community.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This book explores issues involving sexual orientation, gender diversity and intersex status; and explains what equality means for people who are often subjected to misunderstanding and homophobia.

Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Until relatively recently homosexuality was considered a mental illness or a biological disorder, or worse. Today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have the evidence of scientific research and their authentic experiences of happy and fulfilling lives to support the pride of identity that is their right. 

We Can Do Better Than This 

"We talk about LGBTQ+ equality. But what does it actually mean? And how do we get there? In this powerful and thought-provoking essay collection, 35 people - from actors, pop stars and athletes to scientists, writers and activists - set out to answer these vital questions.

Discrimination and Stereotypes

Growing Up Queer In Australia

"Queer" is a lens through which the world can be viewed differently " Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, 'Growing Up Queer in Australia' assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity. 

LGBTQ+ Discrimination

This helpful guide is designed to give LGBTQ teenagers the support and resources they need to feel not only accepted, but also confident and empowered.

Your Rights As an LGBTQ+ Teen

Each chapter in this comprehensive book provides resources for teens encountering interpersonal or systemic mistreatment at home, school, work, and in their community. The text lays out their legally recognized rights in these contexts, providing information about how to make use of existing laws.

Confronting LGBTQ+ Discrimination

This affirming book empowers readers to confront discrimination and offers practical guidance on navigating a sometimes hostile world where not everyone believes that LGBTQ+ people should have the same rights as everyone else.

Confronting Stereotypes

This book explores common LGBT stereotypes that persist both outside and inside the community. Explore where they come from and what they mean to you. Learn how you can do your part to reduce hurtful name-calling and appreciate LGBT people in all their diversity.

The Declining Significance of Homophobia

The Declining Significance of Homophobia shows how heterosexual male high school students' attitudes toward their gay peers have changed dramatically.

Politics

Marginality and Global LGBT Communities

This book examines the interconnectedness of LGBT civil and political rights, bias, discrimination, homophobia, and LGBT health disparities both in the United States and globally.

Sexuality and Socialism

An indispensable history and contemporary guide to the struggle for authentic sexual equality and liberation.

Human Rights

This book explores human rights today and how human rights have developed over time. 

Same Sex Marriage Debate

This book discusses the social, political, legal and religious considerations in the same-sex marriage debate.

 

Health

Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBT+ Community

Intimate Partner Violence is a serious social problem affecting millions in the United States and worldwide. The image of violence enacted by a male aggressor to a female victim dominates public perceptions of intimate partner violence

LGBT Health: Meeting the Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities

This resource offers a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive view of mental, medical, and public health conditions within the LGBT community. 

LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care

This is the only handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals looking to enhance their care delivery or their programs with LGBTQ-inclusive care.

Queerly Autistic

The ultimate guide to LGBTQIA+ teens on the spectrum.

Youth at Risk

This book offers guidance in helping teens who are struggling with the complex challenges that can be brought on by peers, family members, and difficult social environments.

 

History

The Book of Pride : LGBTQ Heroes who change the World

"Captures the true story of the LGBTQ civil rights movement from the 1960s to the present through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the revolution and made it happen.

Serving in Silence?

Serving in Silence? lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemen and women share their personal stories for the first time.

And Then I Danced

A gay-rights pioneer shares his stories, from Stonewall to dancing with his husband at the White House, in a memoir full of “funny anecdotes and heart”

Queer

LGBTQ writing from ancient times to yesterday, selected by award-winning translator Frank Wynne.

LGBTQ Stats

An essential handbook of myth-busting facts and figures about the real lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. 

Pioneers of LGBTQ+ Rights

The visibility of the U.S. LGBTQ+ movement and the strength of its voices stems from the heroes who fought for equality and self-expression.

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