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GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens
     

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens

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by Kelly Huegel
 

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When it was first published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens. 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

Overview

When it was first published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens. 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 people who are GLBTQ. Included are updates on efforts to promote equality, including the current status of legislative initiatives concerning safe schools, gay marriage, workplace equality, transgender expression, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Issues-based information and advice address coming out, prejudice, getting support, staying safe, making healthy choices, and thriving in school. This frank, sensitive book is written for young people who are beginning to question their sexual 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.

 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Readers will find all sorts of useful information in the revised, updated second edition of GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens.”—Gregg Shapiro, Bay Area Reporter

“One of the best guides available for queer teens and their allies . . . Huegel unflinchingly and clearly explains what young adults, parents, and educators want and need to know . . . An excellent choice for libraries of all types.”—School Library Journal

“Uplifting wisdom . . . GLBTQ is sage advice, and a strong gift to any teenager.”—Midwest Book Review

GLBTQ’s subtitle promises that this text is a survival guide, and in many ways, it delivers on that promise. For youth needing basic resources . . . GLBTQ will provide both help, and hope, for our most vulnerable community members.”—Curve magazine

“Addresses the most critical issues faced by contemporary GLBTQ teens . . . the information it provides for teens makes it a valuable addition to any high school or public library collection.”—VOYA

“This book is one of queer life’s essentials—a must have for any LGBTQ young person, parent, or person working with youth. It is a book that can save and transform young lives and we need it to be everywhere.”—Out in Jersey Magazine

“This is a book I would have stolen from my library. GLBTQ is a book that needs to be in every junior high and high school library. The book is thorough and could help empower so many young people who are going through their adolescence full of fear.”

—Jamie McGonnigal, Talk About Equality blog

“For school counselors looking for a book that will provide professional development by deepening empathy for LGBTQ students, this book is a must-have. But even more importantly, by loaning the book out to students, school counselors can provide assurance to LGBTQ students that they are not alone and that there is an adult ready to help them process through any questions without judgment.”—ASCA School Counselor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575423630
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
289,050
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1090L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kelly Huegel is a freelance writer and educator. She has worked for the Metropolitan Washington DC chapter of PFLAG, where she helped provide support and educational services for GLBTQ people and their families. The author of two books and more than fifty published articles, Kelly has a special passion for working with teens and holds a degree in secondary education. She lives in Maryland with her wife, Margaret, and daughter. Kelly welcomes readers to follow her updates on GLBTQ politics and people or message her direct via Twitter at @GLBTQguide

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GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (Revised & Updated Second Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sean223 More than 1 year ago
This book is aimed primarily at teenagers (perhaps 11-18) who are LGBTQ. Many topics are covered, and the language of the book is very supportive and uplifting -- like talking with a fantastic queer mentor. Some aspects of the book are simple, but these are the things that LGBTQ young people (like myself) need to hear and often don't. With LGBT topics left out of health classes and typical "Talks" with parents, even simple ideas need to be expressed, and this book gets those too. This isn't necessarily a comprehensive resource, but it truly does hit many topics -- some I didn't even consider! It's amazing how many questions come up when you find out your LGBTQ, and even years later there are some still unanswered or unaddressed. Overall, this book is a fantastic resource for anyone reading this review wondering if they are LGBTQ or for a parent or anyone else to give to any young person (even straight!).