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7 Days at the Hot Corner

Offering a unique perspective, this novel shows the adjustment process of a straight teenage boy whose best friend has just come out to him.

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A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

Following the death of her best friend Julia, Cass finds herself involved in a project to produce the musical Julia wrote. Betrayed loyalties and school bullies set Cass off on a journey where she finds self-awareness and acceptance.

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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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A Perfect Snow

When 17-year-old Ben and his 16-year-old brother David move to rural Montana trailer park after their father loses his job, their anger and resentment lead them to join a White-supremacy group whose intolerance is directed towards Jews, gays, and racial groups. At first both boys feel empowered by the escalating acts of vandalism encouraged by the hate group. But over time the brothers drift apart as Ben begins to question the group's beliefs and values, while David becomes even more embroiled in the group's violent activities.

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Absolutely Positively Not

Sixteen-year-old Steven conscientiously collects photos of girls in bikinis and dates his female classmates in this humorous attempt to fit into his Minnesota high school, only to find out some surprising things about the people around him--and himself.

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Adaptation

Something strange has been going on with Reese Holloway since her car accident and her top secret medical treatment- but will she be allowed to figure it out, or will others take her apart to figure it out first?

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Addie on the Inside

One of the "Gang of Five" from *The Misfits* and *Totally Joe*, outspoken Addie Carle strives to define herself on her own terms, capturing her thoughts in poetry as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school. Politically and socially conscious, she takes on the role of advocate, helping to form a gay/straight alliance at her school and participating in the National Day of Silence observance.

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After Tupac and D Foster

Eleven-year-old D Foster completes a trio of friends who share a passion for the music of Tupac Shakur as they deal with discrimination directed toward the gay brother of one of the trio.

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Almost Perfect

Beautiful newcomer Sage is perfect for Logan ... but then he discovers her secret.

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Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence

In this first ever collection of lesbian and gay young adult (YA) short stories, sixteen well-known YA authors explore what it means to be gay or lesbian.

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Another Kind of Cowboy

Sixteen, gay, and closeted, Alex has dreamed of riding dressage since childhood, although his father wants him to be a "real" cowboy.

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Archenemy

Part of the Counterattack Series in which each volume focuses on different players from the Fraser High School girls soccer team. In this book teammates Addie and Eva are the closest of friends, but Eva wants to be more than "just friends." When Addie doesn't feel the same way, Eva harasses and tries to sabotage her, and their tight friendship quickly unravels.

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Ash

Torn between her emerging love for the King's mysterious huntress and the ethereal draw of the world of the fairies, Ash discovers the strength of her own identity. An imaginative retelling of the familiar Cinderella story.

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Avengers: The Children's Crusade

When Wiccan's powers grow almost to the point of chaos, the Avengers take action to stop him, but the Young Avengers - including Hulkling, Wiccan's lover - decide to cooperate with Magneto to find the Scarlet Witch, who may be able to help Wiccan regain control of his power.

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Bait

Sexually abused San Diego teenager Diego, in trouble for his violent temper, finds understanding and reasons for self-acceptance in the wise and caring counsel of his gay parole officer Mr. Vidas.

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Music geek Gabe has just come out to his family as transgender but is still known as Liz at school. He uses his late night community radio show to try on his male identity and encourage listeners to explore their own "b side." Will the show's growing popularity expose his secret?

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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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Belinda's Obsession

After she discovers that her mother is having an affair, Belinda's obsession with saving her parents'marriage damages her growing relationship with her last summer's fling, Candace.

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Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire

Bend Don't Shatter is an anthology of poetry for young adults that realistically and beautifully deals with what it means to come of age as gay, lesbian, transgender, or, as is perhaps more often the case in adolescence, totally confused. The anthology approaches the seemingly unnavigable territory of teenage sexuality and confusion with poems written by adults who keenly remember the turmoil, pain and excitement of adolescence and sexual coming of age. The poems are written with the insight and clarity of perspective and understanding that comes with years. [From the publisher's page]

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Better Nate than Ever

Thirteen-year-old Nate runs away from his small town in Pennsylvania to New York City to audition for E.T. the Musical. With the help of his best friend, can he come back home before anyone notices he's gone?

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Between Mom and Jo

Fourteen-year-old Nick has a great life with his two moms until they split up and he's caught in the middle with no support.

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Between You & Me

Written as a screenplay, this book follows 16-year-old Phyre as she falls head over heels in love with her new drama teacher. Will Phyre discover what's right in front of her nose or let love slip away?

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Big Big Sky

When a pod of five young well-trained female warrior assassins starts falling apart, each must show her strength in the outside real world to avoid being captured and unplugged.

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Bitterblue

Eight years after the death of her father, the young Queen Bitterblue finds herself and her kingdom mired in secrets left over from his abusive reign.

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Boy Meets Boy

Fifteen-year-old Paul, the narrator, lives in a town where GLBTQ people are widely accepted. He's known he was gay since he was in kindergarten and came out in second grade. He meets newcomer Noah in a bookstore and a relationship ensues. But even in a gaytopia, there are pitfalls...

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Cissy Funk

Caught in a struggle between her mother and her aunt, Depression-era teen Cissy Funk uncovers shocking family secrets.

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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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Crossover

Sixteen-year-old Kyle gets caught in the middle between his basketball team and drama club when he opts to join both and re-establishes an old friendship with Luke, who is the frequent target of gay-baiting.

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Debbie Harry Sings in French

Johnny is pretty sure he isn't gay, but he's not quite sure what it means that he wants to be Debbie Harry -- to dress like her, have hair like hers, and to hang out with drag queens.

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Deliver Us from Evie

Sixteen year old Parr Burrman narrates this story about how his sister Evie's lesbianism affects his family and their small Midwestern rural community.

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Down to the Bone

After sixteen-year-old Laura is outed at school, kicked out of her home, and rejected by her girlfriend, she finds herself and her community in this hilarious debut novel with an all-Latino cast.

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Drama

Callie is a passionate theater geek who plunges into her middle school's production of "Moon Over Mississippi" with enthusiasm for all things theater: sets, props, lighting - you name it, she's on it. When twins Justin and Jesse join the cast, Callie quickly develops a crush on one and a friendship with the other, who is gay.

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Entrances and exits

A first time director and high school junior, Bryan has to learn to cope with a temperamental playwright, the leading actress's jealous boyfriend, competition from a new girl on the drama scene, and his yearnings for Drew, his ex-best friend who kissed him and then ran.

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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Full of sword fights, plot reversals and intrigue, this fantasy novel, based on Chinese astrology and Feng Shui, has an unlikely hero -- Eona, a 16-year-old girl with a disability, masquerading as a 12-year-old boy.

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Evil?

Being gay and summoning demons don't provide Stuart with any problem in his small, conservative Canadian town, but everyone gets caught up in an anti-masturbation crusade when Stuart commits the sin of Onan.

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Fancy White Trash

Fifteen-year-old Abby struggles with her highly dysfunctional family while her best friend Cody deals with the challenges of coming out to himself and his friends.

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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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Finding H. F.

Raised by her devout Southern Baptist grandmother, 16-year-old H.F. (short for "Heavenly Faith"), a budding lesbian, and her gay friend Bo take a road trip to Florida to reunite with her mother.

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Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

In the sequel to Better Nate Than Ever, Nate Foster's Broadway dreams are finally coming true.

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Freakboy

Three lives intertwine: Angel, a transwoman who works at an LGBTQ center for teens; Vanessa, a high school girl who's on the wrestling team; and Brendan, Vanessa's boyfriend who has just started having dreams that he is actually a she. Brendan feels at home in his female-bodied dreams, but what does that mean for his relationship with Vanessa, and how can Angel help him?

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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

His mother's revelation that she is in love with a woman (and a white one at that) shakes thirteen-year-old Melanin Sun's worldview, causing him to question all his beliefs about identity, sexuality, and race.

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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 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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Getting It

Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, 15-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover in exchange for Carlos's helping to form a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.

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Girl from Mars

At fifteen, Miriam's life in a small German town lacks excitement and meaning until she meets Laura and begins to discover how full her life already is.

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Girl, (Nearly) 16: Absolute Torture

Forced to leave her boyfriend and visit with her father for two weeks, 15-year-old Jess finally learns the reason her father left her mother.

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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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Good Moon Rising

Jan's senior year in high school is not what she expected. She lost the starring role in the school play to the new girl. She has to take on directing responsibilities when her teacher becomes ill. And she's discovered she's a lesbian.

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Gravel Queen

Aurin's only plan the summer before her senior year is to hang out with Kenney and Fred. But when Neila joins their circle, everything changes. Fred has a crush on Neila's cousin, Grand. And when Aurin falls in love with Neila, Kenney becomes jealous of their friendship.

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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 Families

When 16-year-old twins Ysabel and Justin discover the true reason for their family's split, they struggle with the secrets their father has been keeping. Can they deal with their dad's new life and find a way to put their happy family back together?

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Hard Love

Withdrawn and lonely, John Galardi pours his feelings into writing his zine. Marisol Guzman, who's recently come out as a lesbian, is equally passionate about writing hers. Their shared interest in zines leads them to develop a friendship, and neither of them will ever be quite the same again.

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Hear Us Out!: Lesbian and Gay Stories of Struggle, Progress, and Hope, 1950 to the Present

In this unique history, Nancy Garden uses both fact and fiction to explore just what it has meant to be young and lesbian and gay, in America since the 1950s. Garden offers an essay covering the significant social and political events that occurred in each decade, followed by two short stories highlighting the experiences of young people.

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Hero

Thom Creed, the son of superheroes, has to hide the fact that he's gay if he's going to fit into the League, but that's not the only problem he faces ....

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Hidden Voices: The Orphan Musicians of Venice

In a 1700s Venetian orphanage famous for its musical training, teenage Anetta suffers from her unrequited love for the ethereal Luisa.

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Hit the Road, Manny: A Manny Files Novel

This year, for their annual summer vacation, the Dalinger family and their "manny" are hitting the road, making a cross-country road trip in a rented RV. Points of interest include a visit to Las Vegas and a stop off at the manny's parents' ranch in Wyoming.

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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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It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

A companion to the "It Gets Better" internet campaign, this collection of essays and new material brings hope to LGBTQ youth facing prejudice, bullying, and other forms of harassment. It includes a list of resources for teens and adults.

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It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)

Azure has gone public with her objections to her school's senior prom: too expensive, too exclusive, too heterosexual. When the principal challenges Azure and her friends to take charge of the planning committee, they jump into the task--and the accompanying headaches--of planning an inclusive prom.

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Kevin Keller

There's a new guy in Riverdale: he's cute, a military brat, funny, and smart. And oh yeah - he's gay.

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Kevin Keller: Drive Me Crazy

Kevin juggles school, boyfriend troubles, and a visit by George Takei in this new Archie Comic.

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King of the Screwups

When Liam Geller screws up once too often, his father throws him out of the house, and Liam finds his true self when he goes to live with his father's brother, "Aunt" Pete, a gay glam-rocker disc jockey living in a trailer in upstate New York.

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Kiss

Sylvie has always imagined spending her life with her best friend, Carl, first as a couple and then as husband and wife. As she realizes Carl is gay and will never really become her boyfriend, she must reconsider her feelings and her friendship with him.

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Kissing Tennessee and other stories from the Stardust Dance

Eight interrelated stories feature graduating eighth graders on the night of the Dogwood Junior High Stardust Dance. In "Starbears," Cub Tanner is struggling with "The Question" as he deals with his feelings for his best friend Trent

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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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Letters in the Attic

In the 1960s, twelve-year-old Lizzy McMann tries to find a new husband for her mother while developing a crush on her best friend, Eva.

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Living in Secret

From the age of six, Amelia has been living with her dad who was awarded custody because her mom was in a lesbian relationship. But now at age 12, Amelia escapes her father's house to go live with Mom and her partner Janey. Amelia and her moms must live their lives in secret, aware that any slip could tear their family apart.

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Lola and the Boy Next Door

Sixteen year old (going on seventeen) Lola Nolan lives in San Francisco's Castro district with her two fathers. She spends her time creating lavish costumes, working, avoiding the mean girls at school, and hanging out with her 22-year-old musician boyfriend, Max. Life is good - until the heartbreaks of her past come back to her present.

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Looking for Jamie Bridger

Fourteen-year-old Jamie Bridger is determined to find out who her real parents are despite her grandparents' opposition.

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Losers

Russian immigrant and freshman Jupiter navigates the high school social world and works to improve his popularity while trying to connect with the cute girl at the record store and finding an unexpected friend in the school's closeted bully.

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Love Is the Higher Law

Three teenage New Yorkers - Claire, Peter, and Jasper - searching for the meaning of the 9/11 bombing find it in new friendships and the emerging romantic relationship between the two boys.

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Love Rules

After spending the summer in San Francisco, Lynn's best friend Kit decides to come out at school. Although Lynn is supportive of her friend's decision, there are many students who are not and Kit faces harassment and bullying.

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Luna

Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her 17-year-old brother Liam's gender identity a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of transitioning.

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Magic and Misery

With frank discussions of relationships and sex, both straight and gay, Toni Jo, who befriends new student Pan (short for Pansy) in the hopes that he will be her boyfriend, gives a humorous portrayal of high school life.

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Mariposa Gown

BFFs Maui, Trini, and Lib are confronted with difficult choices as they graduate- college, career, and who will wear a gown to the senior prom.

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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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Mistik Lake

After Odella's mother leaves, generations of family secrets begin to emerge.

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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 Father's Scar

College freshman Andy Logan reflects on events in his past life set against the loneliness and isolation he felt growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father in a homophobic town.

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My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer

Twelve-year-old June dislikes her mother's new partner Eva and is dismayed when the two adults plan to marry. When a movement to repeal Vermont's civil union law exposes the family to bitter homophobia June discovers an inner courage that surprises her family, her community, and herself.

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My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park

Three high school friends, including a fun, proud, and just about out-of-the-closet gay young man, tell about their 'excellent' ninth-grade year.

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Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

Twelve-year-old Amedeo Kaplan is on the brink of discovery

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Name Me Nobody

Fourteen-year-old Emi-Lou Kaya feels hurt and abandoned when her best friend Von (short for Yvonne) starts a lesbian relationship with their softball teammate, Babe.

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Newsgirl

When ambitious and strong-willed 12-year-old Amelia Forrester moves to San Francisco in the spring of 1851 with her two mothers, she must masquerade as a boy to realize her dream of first hawking newspapers and then working as a reporter.

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Nothing Pink

Tormented with thoughts about his own homosexuality, Vincent, son of a Pentacostal preacher, fights his impulses until he meets Robert, a church friend, who is much more accepting.

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October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard

The fence, the road, the clothesline, the truck - these are some of the 68 spare, poetic voices joining together to tell the story of what happened to Matthew Shepard that tragic night.

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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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OMG Queer

Teens tell in their own words what it's like being GLBTQI in today's society- how they're changing the boundaries and definitions, whether to choose a label that can box you in, and living with discrimination and love hand in hand.

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One in Every Crowd: Stories

Stories for everyone who has ever felt alone in their struggle to be true to themselves. These are honest, wry, plain-spoken tales about gender, identity and family.

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One Man Guy

Freshman Alek’s idea of a great summer is not summer school, but his strict and academically driven Armenian parents have different plans. Enter Ethan, the totally suave, older, skater dude. School never looked so good.

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Orphea Proud

A lyrical story about Orphea Proud, a seventeen-year-old poet/performance artist who shares her experiences with an audience as she talks about love, loss, and life.

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Out

Canadian teenager Alex must confront his latent homophobia when his younger brother comes out to him.

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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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Peter

Peter Dawson, a fifteen-year-old boy in Australia, aspires to become a photographer and loves riding his dirt bike with the guys. When he becomes attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter begins to question his own identity.

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Proxy

Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. As a Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want - the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy named Syd to take all his punishments.

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Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Most teenage boys dream of being makeout artists. Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte, on the other hand, dreams about being a makeup artist! And when he gets a part-time job at Macy's cosmetics department, he figures fame and fortune are just around the corner.

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Royally Jacked

Life takes an unexpected turn when fifteen-year-old Valerie's mom comes out, divorces Valerie's father, and moves in with her lesbian girlfriend. Then things get even worse when Valerie's dad, a diplomat, moves the family to Europe. But then Valerie meets the prince ...

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Saints of Augustine

Two formerly best friends, Sam and Charlie, become estranged when Sam ends their friendship without explanation. The events leading up to this situation and the resulting fall out are told from each boy's perspective.

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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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Secret City

When sixteen-year-old Ruby Pickett moves with her family to Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1944, she is told not to talk about why this new city was created. When Ruby starts working for Iris, a young mother whose husband works in one of the top-secret government buildings, their friendship blossoms into something more and Ruby begins to believe in a wider world for herself.

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Secrets of Truth and Beauty

At age seven, Dara was a darling pageant winner; at 17, she has gained weight and anger, leading her to discover her runaway sister on a farm commune for lesbians and others rejected by their families, including a gay high school senior.

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See You at Harry's

Twelve-year old Fern is a quiet, thoughtful child in the middle of a close-knit but dysfunctional busy family. She longs to be brave like her namesake in Charlotte's Web, but her courage is soon put to the test when tragedy strikes outside the family restaurant and her life is turned upside-down.

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Shadoweyes Volume One

Set in Dranac in the year 200X, this dystopian graphic novel features Scout Montana, a teenage girl of African heritage who morphs into the superhero Shadoweyes. A diverse cast of characters deals with issues such as gender, alienation, and isolation which are infrequently treated in more traditional superhero sagas.

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Silhouette of a Sparrow

During the summer of 1926, when sixteen-year-old Garnet discovers the truth about herself and her desires, can she find the courage and freedom to follow her dreams?

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Sister Mischief

Sixteen-year-old Esme is a witty, wisecracking out lesbian with a tight circle of accepting friends. Together they form a hip-hop crew called "Sister Mischief."

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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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So Hard to Say

Thirteen-year-old Xio, a Mexican American girl, develops a crush on Frederick, a recent transfer to their California school from Wisconsin. But Frederick is attracted to Victor, a soccer player.

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Soames on the Range

When his father comes out, Cisco is suspended from school for fighting and then accused of putting old man Patterson into a coma. For his own protection, his parents send the non-violent, budding gourmet chef to live with his uncle on a dude ranch in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.

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Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up

This baker's dozen short stories, for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, encourage teens to "speak out," be proud of who they are, and stand up for each other.

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Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies

A flip book that offers two different takes on the same situation, this book features the gang from the Geography Club as extras on the set of a Zombie movie. In Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, bisexual Min meets Leah, a closeted cheerleader from another school. In Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, Russel, who is in a long distance relationship, deals with his feelings for his ex who wants to get back together.

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Sprout, or My Salad Days, When I Was Green in Judgment

It's not easy having green hair in conservative Kansas, but teenage Sprout manages while also prepping for the Kansas State Essay Contest and falling in love with the intriguing new boy in school.

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Starting From Here

Sixteen-year-old Colby can't seem to get any love. Her mom died a few years ago, her trucker dad is always on the road and her girlfriend just dumped her for a guy. When she rescues a stray dog who has been hit by a car, Colby starts to piece her life together with lots of help from her friends.

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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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Stick

Born with just one ear, 13-year-old Stick faces daily harassment at school. But his home life is worse. His abusive parents not only beat him and his brother Bosten, but lock them in rooms with only a cot and a bucket for days at a time. And when they find out that Bosten is gay ...

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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

Fourteen-year-old Amrith finds his life in Sri Lanka turned upside down when his Canadian cousin visits and Amrith falls in love with him.

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Tag Along

On the evening of the high school prom, a series of disappointing events bring four very different teens together for an evening more memorable than anyone could have planned.

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Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

Lucas and Tessa have been friends forever, and now Lucas realizes they are something more - until his prom invitation is Tessa's cue to come out to him, and put the entire town on notice that she wants a date of her own.

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The Boy in the Dress

Twelve-year-old Dennis finds his family, friends, and townspeople initially resistant to his desire to wear dresses, but they become his biggest fans on and off the soccer field.

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The Culling

In a post-apocalyptic America, the government has absolute control of its people, complete with a barbaric and gruesome tradition known as Recruitment Day. Lucian "Lucky" Sparks thinks his boyfriend, Cassius, will save him from being selected as a Recruit, but when Cassius proves untrustworthy Lucky must fight for his life.

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The Death-Defying Pepper Roux

While embarking on a dangerous voyage on the high seas, fourteen-year-old Pepper is befriended by a kindhearted, cross-dressing steward with the improbable name of Duchesse. Adventures abound!

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The Difference Between You and Me

Fifteen-year-old Jesse and Emily are as opposite and can be, and are as head-over-heels for each other as you can get. But when they're on opposite sides during a heated battle, can they keep the discussion separate from their relationship?

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The Drowning of Stephan Jones

While her mother, a librarian, struggles with a citizens' group whose aim is to ban all "anti-Christian" books from the library, 16-year-old Carla must deal with her own problems when her boyfriend, Andy, starts harassing Stephan Jones and Frank Montgomery, the gay couple who own a local antiques store.

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The FitzOsbornes in Exile

After the Germans bomb their beloved castle on the tiny island nation of Montmaray, the young royal family flees to pre-war England, carrying the horrifying awareness of Hitler's deadly potential with them. As conscience and conventions collide, each struggles to fight their individual battles for love and truth.

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The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities

This collection of 40 essays and poetry from a wide variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning teens and young adults ranging in age from 13 to 23 shows the complexity of contemporary LGBTQ life.

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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 House You Pass On The Way

As the daughter of a black father and a white mother, fourteen-year-old Evangeline Ian Canan, better known as "Staggerlee," leads a lonely and isolated existence in rural South Carolina. But Staggerlee has secret that sets her further apart -- her feelings for girls.

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The Last Exit to Normal

Ben Campbell and his family move to rural Montana where