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10,000 Dresses

Bailey dreams of wearing beautiful dresses, but her family disapproves of her understanding of her true self.

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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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Almost Perfect

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

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Be Who You Are

Will is having trouble understanding why his brother changed his name to Hope, grew his hair long, and began wearing dresses. With gentle understanding and unwavering support, Hope and her parents help Will to understand and accept.

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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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Beauty Queens

After a plane crash leaves them stranded on a seemingly deserted island, the thirteen survivors -- all contestants in the upcoming Miss Teen Dream pageant -- must work together to ensure their survival and to practice their dance numbers (in case they get rescued in time for the competition)

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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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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Six trans*, gender-neutral, and intersex teens are interviewed in this essential resource for teens and adults alike. While the trans* experience varies from teen to teen, the common thread is the candor and unflinching honesty of the teens profiled in Beyond Magenta.

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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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Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories

These interlinking short stories take place in the magical land of Massasoit, a region inhabited by unusual characters who do not fit traditional gender roles.

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

A poignant photographic essay dedicated to the brave LGBTQ military personnel who serve under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Each person's face is artfully hidden, helping to express their feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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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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Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

With the help of her extended family, Mo, a neurotic lesbian, makes her way from youth to middle age through the countercultural adventures selected from comic strips published during the past 25 years.

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Every Day

Since birth, 16-year-old "A" has awakened daily in someone else's life, inhabiting a different body, and coping with a succession of variations in gender, race, sexual orientation, geographic location, circumstance, and appearance. It's a lonely existence, since "A" remains disconnected from others, resolving to do nothing to interfere with their lives. But then "A" falls in love with Rhiannon. Can love survive constant change?

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F 'em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls

In this collection of essays and interviews, activist and writer Jennifer Baumgardner covers a wide range of feminist issues, exploring parenting, politics, patriarchy, sexual orientation, and gender roles and identity. One-on-one interviews include Riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, Indigo Girl Amy Ray, and trans-bi activist Julia Serano, among others.

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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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Freak Show

Outrageously over-the-top teen "Gender Obscurist" Billy Bloom, a new student at the very conservative Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy, finds that life is not easy for him among the rich white students with their brutal homophobia.

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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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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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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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grl2grl: Short fictions

The young women in this collection of ten short stories are at different levels of self-discovery, searching for satisfying relationships.

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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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Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia

Twenty teens from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds give personal accounts of gay, lesbian, queer, transgender, transsexual, and questioning young adult experiences.

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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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How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

The tales in this collection present not only the variety of identities in the LGBTQ community -- transgender, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, and gay -- but also the variety of experiences of being human -- love, regret, betrayal, discovery.

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I Am J

Although physically born female, J has always identified as a boy. Dressing and acting male, J wants to continue transitioning by taking hormone injections, but receives no support from his parents or friends.

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I am Jazz

Jazz says she “has a girl brain in a boy body.” Based on the life of Jazz Jennings, this picture book talks about her experiences growing up as a transkid.

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If You Could Be Mine

Sahar and Nasrin are two women in love with each other whose lives are complicated by the fact that they live in Iran, where homosexuality is forbidden. When Nasrin's parents arrange for her to be married to a handsome doctor, Sahar comes up with a risky plan to save their relationship.

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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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Jumpstart the World

Teenage Ellie falls in love with her next-door neighbor Frank, and then discovers that he is transgender.

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Kicked Out

Homeless LGBTQ youth share their stories of surviving on the streets and finding places of sanctuary in creating their own chosen families and community.

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Kings and Queens: Queers at the Prom

Queer folks relate their experiences at their high school proms over the decades, from the Class of 1925 to the Class of 2003.

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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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Love in the Time of Global Warming

In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, Penelope (Pen) has lost everything, and everyone, she's ever cared about. In this Odyssey-esque journey, Pen embarks on a search for her family, finding unexpected adventures and survivors along the way.

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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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My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity

This updated edition of Bornstein's original gender workbook addresses gender and related concerns with candor, compassion and humor.

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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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Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know about Their Legal Rights

Providing a overview of LGBT legal history, this helpful guide also demonstrates how some laws limit the rights of LGBT youth while others protect them. Additionally, this book addresses several significant issues of concern to LGBT youth, including privacy, medical care, harassment, among others.

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Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents

A collection of essays by teen and adult children of gay, lesbian, and transgender parents, this book touches on several complex issues, including dealing with a parent's sexuality while developing an identity of one's own, overcoming homophobia at school or social gatherings, and redefining the family.

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Parrotfish

Grady McNair, a transgender high school student, struggles for acceptance by family and friends as he outwardly adjusts to his new male identity.

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Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens

Demystifying queer issues for all teens, GLBTQ or not, this straightforward book gives answers to many topics facing youth today, from how to know if you're queer to coming out, from dealing with queerphobia to relationships.

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Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content

Featuring titles for children from infancy to age 11, Rainbow Family Collections examines over 250 children's picture books, informational books, and chapter books with LGBTQ content from around the world.

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Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition

In an honest and unique voice, Katie Rain Hill opens up about growing up, struggling with depression, family, love, and undergoing gender reassignment.

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Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology

Extremely diverse -- in format as well as content -- this collection contains art, performance pieces, interviews, and journal entries as well the the more usual poetry and prose. The contributors come from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds and span the queer spectrum. Includes glossary.

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Roving Pack

The story of the daily life of a straight-edge transgender teen unfolds in journal-like entries about hir world of family, desire, love, lust, and intimacy.

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Novelist and English professor Jennifer Finney Boylan's lively and candid memoir details her transition from James to Jenny.

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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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Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews describes the struggles he faced being perceived as a girl growing up, and how things changed for him once he began his transition in this humorous and sometimes heartbreaking memoir.

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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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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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The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy

Tulip, the fairy responsible for handling all the birthday wishes from nine-year-olds in North America, receives a request from David who wants to live as Daniela.

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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 Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life: A Comprehensive Resource for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students and Their Allies

College life for GLBTQ students--financing, the right school, being out or not, dealing with GLBTQphobia, and more--is the focus of this guide for both students and those who love and care about them.

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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 Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2004

A seminal work which examines decade-by-decade the emerging field of of young adult gay, lesbian, and queer literature.

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The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to Their Younger Selves

Looking back on what they wished they knew when they were younger, 64 of today's award winning GLBTQ authors write and illustrate letters to their former selves in a way to reach out to those who are in the shoes they once filled.

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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

A collection of personal essays from a transmasculine perspective, featuring topics such as coming out, family, identity and religion.

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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

Lucy decides to pass as male to take advantage of the greater opportunities available to men in the late 1800s. Based on a true story.

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This Day in June

This Day In June welcomes young readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.

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Transitions - A Guide To Transitioning for Transsexuals and Their Families

These practical, accessible definitions and descriptions of incongruent gender identity as well as the emotional, financial and physical implications of transitioning show the journey of transgender people.

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Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children

Thirty-two mothers--diverse in age, ethnic background, class, sexual orientation, and national origin--describe their experiences and feelings when they discovered that their children, varying in age from six to sixty, are transgender.

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Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers

Author Beam, who volunteers at a gay and transgender school in Los Angeles, recounts her experiences working with the students - with a focus on four transgirls: Christina, Domineque, Foxxjazell, and Ariel.

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Two boys kissing

Based on true events, this is the story of Harry and Craig's record-breaking 32-hour kiss, narrated by a Greek Chorus of older gay men lost to AIDS, and interwoven with the stories of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, and navigating gender identity.

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Two Truths and a Lie: A Memoir

The fluidity of gender shines in these three performance scripts by a transgender man from the Deep South who describes growing up in a world of debutante balls and homecoming proms.

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Wandering Son: Book Four

Love is in the air for Nitori-kun, Takatsukisan, and Chiba-san. Hurt feelings abound and friendships may dissolve as elementary school fades into junior high.

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Wandering Son: Book One

Fifth graders Shuichi and Yoshino find each other during the first days of school, discovering that they share a love of many different things including the secret that each wants to be the gender that the other was born.

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Wandering Son: Book Three

As their friendship grows more strained after their secrets are exposed, Yoshino and Shuichi start to learn about the hard realities of being transgender, and the consequences (unintended or not) that it can bring.

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Wandering Son: Book Two

Shuichi spends his grandmother's cash gift on a special present that leads to his sister finding out his secret, leading to disastrous consequences. But can Shuichi find the strength and courage to withstand the trials that are to come?

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We Are the Youth: Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth in the United States

Based on an ongoing photojournalism project of the same name, We Are the Youth was inspired by the idea that reading about others’ life experiences can create understanding, empathy and empowerment. In this book, LGBT youth tell their stories in their own words.

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What Happened to Lani Garver

Clare had leukemia in junior high. But now she's in high school, a cheerleader who hangs out with the popular kids. One day Lani Garver mysteriously shows up at school. No one is sure if Lani is a girl or a boy, which Clare's friends find disturbing. Clare, however, is drawn to Lani, and the two of them become good friends.

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