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A New Generation of Homosexuality: Modern Trends in Gay and Lesbian Communities

Part of the 15 volume Gallup's Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book discusses trends in modern LGBT history (such as gay liberation and AIDS) as well as the history of LGBT community building in the US.

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Adrienne Rich

Already a celebrated poet, Adrienne Rich struggled to balance her work, health problems, and the exploration of her Jewish heritage with the roles of wife and mother, evolving into one of the one of the foremost lesbian feminist poets of the 20th century.

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America's Boy: A Memoir

Growing up in southwestern Missouri in the 1970s and hopelessly out of step with the redneck masculinity surrounding him, Wade tries to hide the fact that he is gay by overeating.

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Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop

A biography of artist Andy Warhol, whose name is synonymous with the Pop Art movement.

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Awkward and Definition: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag

Pen and ink comic drawings about Schrag's early high school years illuminate her funny and touching journey toward a sexual identify amidst concerns about school, sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

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Being Gay, Staying Healthy

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book discusses the health concerns of LGBT people, addressing such issues as sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, and depression.

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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Six trans*, gender-neutral, and intersex teens are interviewed in this essential resource for teens and adults alike. While the trans* experience varies from teen to teen, the common thread is the candor and unflinching honesty of the teens profiled in Beyond Magenta.

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Branded by the Pink Triangle

Jews were not the only ones persecuted and executed by the Nazis in World War II. Instead of a Star of David, homosexual men were marked with a pink triangle, which now stands as an international symbol for gay rights.

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Coming Out: Telling Family and Friends

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book explores the experiences surrounding coming out.

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Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America

Stories of coming out and finding acceptance from 40 Americans--many of them activists and politicians--show that attitude, not homosexuality--is the problem in our society.

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Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

Infused with heartache and humor, Cyndi Lauper's candid memoir details her musical career, traumatic youth, and LGBTQ advocacy.

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Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

Seventy authors tell their own stories of bullying-some as victims, some as perpetrators-in order to let others know it can happen to anyone, how to identify bullying behavior, and ways to get it to stop.

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Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division

As a founding member of the Pansy Divison, the first out punk band to make it on the national scene, the author describes his coming-out experience and adventures in the homophobic music industry.

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Dumbfounded: Big Money. Big Hair. Big Problems. Or Why Having It All Isn't for Sissies

Left by his mother to grow up with his Jewish grandparents on the Manhattan's Upper East Side, Rothschild describes his childhood and teen years as he remained continually in trouble both at home and at school because of his extravagant behavior.

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F 'em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls

In this collection of essays and interviews, activist and writer Jennifer Baumgardner covers a wide range of feminist issues, exploring parenting, politics, patriarchy, sexual orientation, and gender roles and identity. One-on-one interviews include Riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, Indigo Girl Amy Ray, and trans-bi activist Julia Serano, among others.

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Fabulous!: A Portrait of Andy Warhol

Focusing on the first half of Warhol's life, author and illustrator Bonnie Christensen shows how the lonely outsider in Pittsburgh became a successful artist in New York City in the 1960s.

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Families

Children from a diverse selection of American families share their insights.

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Feeling Wrong in Your Own Body: Understanding What It Means to Be Transgender

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book takes a look at the personal experiences of people who are transitioning.

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Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies

Aimed at lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people (and the allies who support them), this primer offers guidance on self-discovery and coming out to friends and family;making healthy choices; and overcoming barriers in school, the community, and religious and spiritual institutions.

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Bechdel reveals her childhood experiences with a closeted gay father and her coming out as a lesbian in this powerful graphic-style memoir.

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Gay America: Struggle for Equality

Milestones of gay and lesbian life in the United States are brought together in the first-ever nonfiction book on the topic published specifically for teens. Profusely illustrated with period photographs, first-person accounts offer insight as each chapter identifies an important era. From the Gay '20s to the Kinsey study, from the McCarthy witch hunts to the Beat generation, from Stonewall to disco, and from AIDS to gay marriage and families, this overview gives a balanced look at how queer men and women have lived, worked, played--and fought to overcome prejudice and discrimination--for the past 125 years.--From publisher description

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Gay and Lesbian Role Models

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book features several gay and lesbian role models in the fields of entertainment, politics, religion, and sports.

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Gay Believers: Homosexuality and Religion

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book addresses lesbian, gay, and transgender people within the context of five major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

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Gay Characters in Theatre, Movies, and Television: New Roles, New Attitudes

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book addresses how entertainment has become more inclusive of lesbian, gay, and transgender characters and issues.

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Gay in America

This tapestry of powerful and personal photo-essays maps the rich cross-section of Gay America, one distinct and memorable voice at a time.

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Gay Issues and Politics: Marriage, The Military, & Work Place Discrimination

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book explores the history of the LGBT community in the US paying particular attention to identity politics, military policy, same-sex marriage, and employment discrimination.

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Gay People of Color: Facing Prejudices, Forging Identities

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book addresses what it feels like to be a minority within a minority group. Additionally, it offers profiles of out lesbian, gay, and transgender personalities.

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Gays and Mental Health: Fighting Depression, Saying No to Suicide

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book addresses the factors contributing to mental health issues for LGBT people and offers ways to counteract them.

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Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Written in the style of Gertrude Stein, this book explores the lives of Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and their circle of artistic and literary friends.

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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

Dismantle sexism! Honor Individualism! Take up Space! The Riot Grrrl Movement invites every girl everywhere to realize that she is a radical feminist.

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GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens

Offering guidance to the full spectrum of GLBTQ teens,this handy resource speaks to everyday concerns such as coming out, homophobia, religious issues, dating, sexuality and what to expect after high school in college or on the job.

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Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood

Hart's memoir shares her freedom ride as a young White girl who shifts between living with an angry well-to-do father, who has custody of her, and a lesbian mother, who seeks to belong to the Latino culture in 1970s Southern California.

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Happy Accidents

Jane Lynch shares her life story, letting readers in on her path to stardom as well as her struggles with alcoholism and being true to herself.

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Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia

Twenty teens from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds give personal accounts of gay, lesbian, queer, transgender, transsexual, and questioning young adult experiences.

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Homophobia: From Social Stigma to Hate Crimes

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book discusses homophobia and its role in hate crimes. It also looks at ways to overcome homophobia.

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Homosexuality Around the World: Safe Havens, Cultural Challenges

Part of the 15 volume Gallup's Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book surveys global attitudes towards and treatment of LGBT people, with a particular focus on Canada and Mexico.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Employing a warm conversational tone, Kathleen Krull chronicles the many accomplishments and endeavors of artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. Social and political issues such as Leonardo's homosexuality, family status, and pacifism are discussed frankly and grounded firmly within historical context.

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Let's Get this Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents

Reaching out through the voices of youth in GLBTQ households, this handbook gives kids the tools to deal with the uniqueness of living with LGBTQ parents, including how to deal with the bigotry and hatred of others, overcoming discrimination, and building self-esteem.

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Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer

Award-winning country music singer and songwriter Chely Wright comes out in this memoir which focuses on her struggles reconciling her lesbianism with her religious beliefs and career.

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Lovers' Legends: The Gay Greek Myths

An uncensored version of nine Greek myths featuring heroes such as Hercules, Orpheus, Narcissus (among others), this volume contains copious illustrations in addition to background information on homosexuality in ancient Greece.

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Me

Not the usual celebrity biography with glamour shots, Martin instead keeps it real and shares his experience of coming out as gay Latino and the importance of self-acceptance and community service.

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Milk: A Pictorial History of Harvey Milk

This illustrated companion book to the film Milk features archival materials about the life and murder of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay American to be voted into a major public office in the United States.

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Monday Hearts for Madalene

Whether spoken, written or shared in beautiful artwork, this poignant book reminds us that love begets love. Each Sunday, artist Page Hodel created a heart-shaped present and left it on the doorstep for her partner, Madalene Rodriguez, to discover as she left for work on Monday morning. After Madalene's death from ovarian cancer, Page continues to create the hearts from a variety of found materials as an homage to their love.

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My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity

This updated edition of Bornstein's original gender workbook addresses gender and related concerns with candor, compassion and humor.

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My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family

Author Zach Wahls is the teen whose eloquent speech to the Iowa House Judiciary Committee on behalf of same-sex marriage went viral on YouTube in early 2011. Now, in chapters titled for the Boy Scouts' virtues, Zach tells the story of his life as the son of two lesbian women.

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No Easy Answers: Bayard Rustin and the Civil Rights Movement

Although a leader in the US civil rights movement, Rustin's arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment for a homosexual encounter were used to discredit his work.

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

Courageous and resourceful Sarah Edmonds enlisted as "Frank Thompson" in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving as a soldier, nurse, and ultimately a spy behind enemy lines.

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Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

On the day thirteen-year-old Joe Schwartz came out at school, his mother came home to find him in the bathroom, having attempted suicide. With Joe's help, his father weaves together the family's story and the statistics behind the failure of schools to protect LGBTQ students.

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Oscar Wilde

A biography of the famous Irish author Oscar Wilde, who in 1895 was convicted and sent to prison for being a practicing homosexual, e.g., "the love that dare not speak its name."

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Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know about Their Legal Rights

Providing a overview of LGBT legal history, this helpful guide also demonstrates how some laws limit the rights of LGBT youth while others protect them. Additionally, this book addresses several significant issues of concern to LGBT youth, including privacy, medical care, harassment, among others.

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Passages Of Pride

Journalist Kurt Chandler profiles six Minneapolis/St. Paul teenagers -- Derek, Amy, Dan, Troy, Michele, and Tara -- who speak eloquently of the challenges of realizing they were different at an early age, of having to hide, of depression and suicide attempts, and, ultimately, of coming out and making their separate peaces at home, at school, and on their own. [From the jacket flap]

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Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned

Judd Winick's moving tribute to fellow reality TV show cast member Pedro Zamora chronicles their growing friendship while documenting Pedro's legacy.

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Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan

This hilarious offbeat memoir chronicles the escapades of an unconventional girl surrounded by artists and rockstars in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens

Demystifying queer issues for all teens, GLBTQ or not, this straightforward book gives answers to many topics facing youth today, from how to know if you're queer to coming out, from dealing with queerphobia to relationships.

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Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content

Featuring titles for children from infancy to age 11, Rainbow Family Collections examines over 250 children's picture books, informational books, and chapter books with LGBTQ content from around the world.

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Rapture Practice: My One-Way Ticket to Salvation: A True Story

In this memoir, Aaron Hartzler recounts his Christian evangelical upbringing -- no TV, no movies, no drinking, and no dating. As Aaron begins to discover who he is, he must also navigate the expectations of his very conservative family, and the larger community.

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Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition

In an honest and unique voice, Katie Rain Hill opens up about growing up, struggling with depression, family, love, and undergoing gender reassignment.

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Rough, Tough Charley

Author Verla Kay uses rhyme to chronicle the adventures of Charley Parkhurst, the legendary stage coach driver whose secret identity was revealed upon his death.

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Sally Ride: Life on a Mission

In an era of feminist activism and change, Sally Ride excelled as an athlete, scientist, astronaut, investigator, and advocate for girls' STEM education.

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Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster

Foster's roller-coaster life and studies defined lesbian history in the twentieth century. Not only did she author the ground-breaking book "Sex Variant Women in Literature," she was also the first librarian at the Kinsey Institute.

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan's lively and candid memoir details her transition from James to Jenny.

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Smashing the Stereotypes: What Does It Mean to Be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender?

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book examines popular stereotypes of LGBT people, exploring their origin and their meaning. Additionally, it provides strategies and resources for overcoming hurtful stereotypes.

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Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews describes the struggles he faced being perceived as a girl growing up, and how things changed for him once he began his transition in this humorous and sometimes heartbreaking memoir.

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Statistical Timeline and Overview of Gay Life

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book provides an overview of the development of LGBT identities and communities.

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Sweet Tooth

What’s a sweets-loving boy growing up gay in North Carolina in the eighties supposed to think when he’s diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? That God is punishing him, naturally. Sweet Tooth is Tim Anderson’s uproarious memoir of life after his hormones and blood sugar both went berserk at the age of fifteen.

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The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life: A Comprehensive Resource for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students and Their Allies

College life for GLBTQ students--financing, the right school, being out or not, dealing with GLBTQphobia, and more--is the focus of this guide for both students and those who love and care about them.

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The Gender Book

An illustrated guide to the nuances of gender and gender identity for all ages.

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The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2004

A seminal work which examines decade-by-decade the emerging field of of young adult gay, lesbian, and queer literature.

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The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed

Judy Shepard offers her personal account of the heartrending 1998 murder of her gay son Matthew in Laramie, Wyoming, a tragedy that inspired the powerful play The Laramie Project and led to federal anti-hate legislation.

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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy

Hilarious stories of a comically dysfunctional family describe growing up gay in Texas.

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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

A collection of personal essays from a transmasculine perspective, featuring topics such as coming out, family, identity and religion.

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The Whole World Was Watching: Living in the Light of Matthew Shepard

An autobiographical book by Romaine Patterson, best friend of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was the victim of a hate crime near Laramie, Wyoming. Homophobic Baptist minister Fred Phelps and his followers planned to picket Matthew's funeral with signs reading, "Matt burns in hell." Romaine countered by creating seven-foot angel wings that she and her friends wore, effectively blocking the protesters from view. Romaine went on to become an activist, and this book discusses her journey.

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The World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community

Written in the 1990s, this book was one of the first guides to address issues after coming out such as fitting in to the lesbian and gay community and choosing colleges and careers.

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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

For as long as she can remember, Liz has been happiest in jeans and sneakers, never in dresses and heels. Is there a place for a tomboy in girl culture?

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Transitions - A Guide To Transitioning for Transsexuals and Their Families

These practical, accessible definitions and descriptions of incongruent gender identity as well as the emotional, financial and physical implications of transitioning show the journey of transgender people.

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Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children

Thirty-two mothers--diverse in age, ethnic background, class, sexual orientation, and national origin--describe their experiences and feelings when they discovered that their children, varying in age from six to sixty, are transgender.

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Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers

Author Beam, who volunteers at a gay and transgender school in Los Angeles, recounts her experiences working with the students - with a focus on four transgirls: Christina, Domineque, Foxxjazell, and Ariel.

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Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Coming to terms with coming out and the damaging perceptions of commercial beauty, actor, former child model, and Ellen DeGeneres' spouse, Portia de Rossi shares her story of recovery from her eating disorder and her self-acceptance.

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Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit With Andy Warhol

Seven-year-old James and his family make a surprise visit to Grandma and Uncle Andy at their Manhattan townhouse. But when your uncle is Andy Warhol, you're in for lots of surprises yourself!

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We Are the Youth: Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth in the United States

Based on an ongoing photojournalism project of the same name, We Are the Youth was inspired by the idea that reading about others’ life experiences can create understanding, empathy and empowerment. In this book, LGBT youth tell their stories in their own words.

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What Causes Sexual Orientation? Genetics, Biology, Psychology

Part of the 15 volume Gallup Guide to Modern Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Lifestyle Series, this book examines the causes of sexual orientation.

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What If Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian

This radically updated resource covers basics and not-so-basics in a question-and-answer format.

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When I Knew

More than 80 contributors briefly describe their self-discovery "eureka moment" regarding their sexual orientation in a fun book with a magazine style.

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Where's My Wand? One Boy's Magical Triumph Over Alienation and Shag Carpeting

Poole's witty memoir of growing up as a gay, Bewitched-obsessed boy in 1970s St. Louis recalls David Sedaris' unfailingly funny takes on family wackiness.

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Who Was Sally Ride?

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was a scientist and university professor, with a passion for interesting girls in studying science.

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