GSA Network is a LGBTQ gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
J feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl. When he finally decides to be who he really is, he runs away from his best friend, who has rejected him, and from the parents whom he thinks do not understand him.
When her best friend comes out as a lesbian, Daisy leads the charge to end their school's ban on same-sex dates for the homecoming dance, but a local story goes viral and now everyone--including a cute college journalist--believes Daisy is gay, too.
In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.
Uses both fact and fiction to explore just what it has meant to be young and gay in America during the last fifty years, combining both social and political essays about each decade with short stories of young gay people coming of age during those times.
If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say? That the boy you were crushing on in History turns out to be gay too, and that you become boyfriends in college? That the bully who is making your life miserable will one day become so insignificant that you won't remember his name until he shows up at your book signing?
Over a dozen authors, from all over the LGBTQ spectrum, write letters to their younger selves in this fascinating and powerful collection.
In Oddly Normal, Schwartz writes of his family’s struggles within a culture that is changing fast―but not fast enough. Interweaving his narrative with contextual chapters on psychology, law, and common questions, Schwartz shares crucial lessons about helping gay kids learn how to cope in a potentially hostile world. From buying rhinestone-studded toddler shoes to creating a “Joseph manual” for Joe’s teachers; from finding a hairdresser who stocks purple dye to fighting erroneous personality disorder diagnoses, Oddly Normal offers a deeply personal look into one boy’s growing up.
Between Sodom and Eden, the first book to explore the rapidly changing landscape of gay rights in Israel, is based on interviews with over one hundred Israelis, as well as Palestinians. Lee Walzer explores how, within a decade, Israel has evolved from a society that marginalized homosexuals to one that offers some of the most extensive legal protections in the world. He traces the political, religious, and social factors that make Israel a gay rights trendsetter, examining the interplay between Judaism and homosexuality, the growing prominence of gay themes in Israeli literature, film, music, and television, and the role of the media in advancing lesbian and gay political progress.
A comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page.
Since the 1970s, landmark legal cases, medical discoveries, and movies and television shows have helped increase acceptance of homosexuality in American culture. This book examine teen attitudes toward homosexuality, controversial issues such as civil unions, and the experiences of gay teens.