GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (Revised & Updated Second Edition)
- Indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens
- Addresses coming out, prejudice, getting support, staying safe, making healthy choices, and thriving in school
- Resources point the way to books and websites with more information
by Kelly Huegel
First published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens (often referred to as LGBT or GLBTQ). This fully revised and updated edition retains all of the straightforward information and practical advice of the original edition while providing a contemporary look at society and its growing acceptance of homosexuality and transgender people.
Included are updates on efforts to promote equality regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, the current status of legislative initiatives concerning safe schools, gay marriage, workplace equality, and transgender expression, and the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell.
Issues-based information and advice address:
- coming out
- getting support
- staying safe
- making healthy choices
- thriving in school
Resources point the way to books and websites with more information, and quotes from GLBTQ teens (and allies) who have been there share stories of personal experiences.
Created with feedback and suggestions from PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), and others, this frank, sensitive book is written for young people who are beginning to question their sexual orientation or gender identity, those who are ready to work for GLBTQ rights, and those who may need advice, guidance, or reassurance that they are not alone. GLBTQ is an essential resource for teens, parents, educators, LGBT program facilitators, youth group leaders, and anyone who cares about issues faced by queer and questioning teens.