This Book Is Gay

This Book Is Gay

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Overview

The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender!

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.

There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out," a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. You're welcome.

Inside you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask, with topics like:

  • Stereotypes — the facts and fiction
  • Coming out as LGBT
  • Where to meet people like you
  • The ins and outs of gay sex
  • Stereotypes — the facts and fiction
  • How to flirt
  • And so much more!

This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBTQ also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations.

You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.

This book is for:

  • Anyone with questions
  • Parents of gay kids and other LGBT youth
  • Educators looking for advice about the LGBTQIA+ community

Praise for This Book is Gay:
A Guardian Best Book of the Year
2018 Garden State Teen Book Award Winner
"The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Frank, warm, funny, USEFUL." —Patrick Ness, New York Times bestselling author
"This egregious gap has now been filled to a fare-thee-well by Dawson's book."—Booklist *STARRED REVIEW*



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492617839
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 44,087
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Juno Dawson is the international bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction for young adults. She is a columnist for Attitude magazine and a key LGBTQ+ activist with the charity Stonewall. A former teacher specializing in behavior studies, Juno now writes full time and lives in Brighton, England.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
•Introduction
•Welcome to the members club
•The name game
•You can't mistake our biology
•Stereotypes are poo
•The fear
•Haterz gon' hate
•Coming out
•Where to meet people like you
•The ins and outs of gay sex
•Nesting
•Hats
•A guide to recognizing your gay saints
•Build a bridge
•The cheat sheet
•Acknowledgments
•About the author

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