What If?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian

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An updated and revised informative, accessible guide to understanding and approaching the issue of sexual orientation.

No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics—and not-so-basics—are covered in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens. Whether you’re curious about your own sexual orientation or looking to understand and support someone close to you, this book contains an abundance of answers. Primarily targeted at young adults,...

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What If?: Answers to Questions About What it Means to Be Gay

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Overview

An updated and revised informative, accessible guide to understanding and approaching the issue of sexual orientation.

No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics—and not-so-basics—are covered in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens. Whether you’re curious about your own sexual orientation or looking to understand and support someone close to you, this book contains an abundance of answers. Primarily targeted at young adults, this indispensible guide also includes a chapter especially for parents as well as an appendix packed with additional resources.

Expert Eric Marcus has fully updated and revised this essential guide for today’s readers. He candidly and clearly pushes aside the myths and misinformation about being gay and lesbian, answering all the questions that are on your mind.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442482975
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 186
  • Sales rank: 998,420
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Marcus is the author of several books on gay issues, including Is It A Choice? and Making Gay History. He is also the author of Why Suicide? and coauthor of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. Visit him at EricMarcus.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Basic Stuff 7

Chapter 2 Friends and Family 48

Chapter 3 Dating, Marriage, and Kids 74

Chapter 4 Sex 88

Chapter 5 God and Religion 98

Chapter 6 School 110

Chapter 7 Parades, Activism, and Discrimination 124

Chapter 8 For Parents 135

Chapter 9 Resources 162

Special Acknowledgment 181

Acknowledgments 182

Index 184

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