LGBTQ is the indispensable resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens - and their allies. This fully revised and updated third edition includes current information on LGBTQ terminology, evolving understandings of gender identity and sexual identity, LGBTQ rights, and much more. Other advice covers topics such as coming out, confronting prejudice, getting support, making healthy choices, and thriving in school and beyond.
Resources point the way to books and websites with more information, and quotes from LGBTQ teens (and allies) share stories of personal experiences. Created with input from PFLAG, GLSEN, GLAAD, and others, this book is for young people who are beginning to question their sexual orientation or gender identity, those who are ready to work for LGBTQ rights, and those who may need advice, guidance, or reassurance that they are not alone.
About the Author:
Kelly Huegel Madrone is a freelance writer, writing coach, and speaker. She has worked for the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., chapter of PFLAG, where she helped provide support and educational services for LGBTQ people and their families. The author of two books and more than 100 published articles, Kelly has a special passion for working with teens. She holds a degree in secondary education, is a licensed massage therapist and massage educator, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition, and is a martial arts black belt. Kelly lives in New Mexico with her wife Mala and their daughter. Kelly welcomes readers to follow her updates on LGBTQ politics and people, to message her direct via Twitter @GLBTQguide, or to subscribe to her newsletter at www.kellymadrone.com.