Mount Vernon High School GLBTQ Bibliography
GLBTQ BIBLIOGRAPHY (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) March 2011
What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality.
Daniel A. Helminiak; foreword by John S. Spong.
Religion and Sexuality.
Introduction -- How do religious beliefs shape sexual behavior? -- Should homosexuality be condemned on religious grounds? -- Is a belief in God incompatible with reproductive rights? -- What issues of sexuality surround religious leaders?. Contains twenty essays that offer varying perspectives on issues related to religion and sexuality, including how religious beliefs shape sexual behavior, condemning homosexuality on religious grounds, reproductive rights, and religious leaders; and provides discussion questions, contact information for organizations, and bibliographies.
Jesus, the Bible, and homosexuality: explode the myths, heal the church.
1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, c2006.
Homosexuality and Religion; an encyclopedia.
Contains sixty alphabetized articles on subjects related to homosexuality and religion, including faiths and denominations, theologies, and topics and figures such as coming out and Paul the apostle; and includes a bibliography.
Religion and sexuality.
How do religious beliefs shape sexual behavior? Should homosexuality be condemned on religious grounds? Is a belief in God incompatible with reproductive rights? What issues of sexuality surround religious leaders?
Gillam, Scott. Discrimination: prejudice in action.
Discrimination in action -- Defining discrimination -- Racial discrimination -- Gender discrimination -- Discrimination against homosexuals -- Age discrimination -- Discrimination against people with disabilities -- The future of discrimination. Examines the history, background, and societal ramification of discrimination and cites possible ways to deal with discrimination and its consequences.
Kuklin, Susan. Speaking out: teenagers take on race, sex, and identity.
Rustin High School for the Humanities students talk about social, racial, religious, and sexual diversity in the US.
Pollack, Rachel. The journey out: a guide for and about lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens.
Who am I? -- The journey to self-acceptance -- I think I have something to tell you... -- Could this be love? -- Coming to terms with the terms -- To your health -- Myths and stereotypes and how to fight them -- Keeping the faith: religion and spirituality -- Where we've been and where we're going -- Youth in the lead -- The best of all possible worlds. Suggests how gay, lesbian, and bisexual teenagers may discover their sexual orientation, find self- acceptance, come out, cope with prejudice, and deal with religious and political issues.
Marcovitz, Hal. Teens & gay issues.
Examines the rising interest in homosexuality among
the nation's youth and the effect that movies and
television have on the choices teens make in regard to
Aarons, Leroy. Prayers for Bobby: a mother's coming to terms with the suicide of her gay son.
Tells the story of Mary Griffith, who became a crusader for gay and lesbian youth after her homosexual son Bobby's suicide, and the discovery of his diaries, led her to make radical changes in her thinking about homosexuality.
Duberman, Martin B. Stonewall.
Examines the Stonewall riot of June 28, 1969 in New York's Greenwich Village that marked the ongoing struggle for gay and lesbian rights.
Two teenagers in twenty: writings by gay and lesbian youth.
A selection of stories by gay and lesbian teenagers describing their own experiences as to what it is like to be gay or lesbian.
Everyday activism: a handbook for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and their allies.
Walzer, Lee. Gay rights on trial: a reference handbook.
Explores the legal, social, and religious conflicts that have arisen due to the integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals into mainstream American culture and explains how the public's increased acceptance of sexual minorities has influenced judicial opinion in some cases and how the courts have led public opinion in others.
Gay and lesbian rights in the United States: a documentary history.
Presents primary documents, including laws, court cases, personal testimonies, and others, that provide insights into the history of conflict over the issue of gay and lesbian rights in the United States, from colonial times to 2000.
Bronwen, Pardes. Doing it Right.
Provides information and advice to teens and young adults on the issues of sex, STDs, ethics, teen pregnancy, and other topics.
Shilts, Randy. The mayor of Castro Street: the life & times of Harvey Milk.
Biography of Harvey Milk, the nation's first openly gay city official who was assassinated in San Francisco in 1978, discussing how events in his personal life and public career mirrored the emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s.
Alsenas, Linas. Gay America: struggle for equality.
An examination of gay and lesbian life in the United States since the colonial period that discusses the Kinsey study, the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s, the Beat generation, gay marriage, and other related topics.
Beam, Cris. Transparent: love, family, and living the T with transgender teenagers.
The author presents a comprehensive narrative that features four transgender teens who live in Los Angeles, and shares her experiences as a volunteer at a support center for trans teens.
Carter, David. Stonewall: the riots that sparked the gay revolution.
Presents an account of the Stonewall Riots, a series of violent protests and street demonstrations that took place in June, 1969, in Greenwich Village, and that are credited with sparking the gay rights movement.
Garden, Nancy. Hear Us Out!: lesbian and gay stories of struggle, progress, and hope, 1950 to the present.
A collection of nonfiction essays and short stories that explores the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people from 1950 until the early twenty-first century; discussing prejudice, discrimination, family emotions, same-sex marriage, and more.
Crisis: 40 stories revealing the personal, social, and religious pain and trauma of growing up gay in America. A collection of forty essays in which men and women describe what it was like growing up gay in America, describing the hatred, fear, and prejudice they faced from their families, friends, co-workers, and churches.
Presents a collection of eighteen essays that discuss the subject of homosexuality, and addresses such issues as acceptance from family members, struggling with personal identity, marriage and parenting, discrimination, and more.
Huegel, Kelly. GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning): the survival guide for queer& questioning teens.
Describes the challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens, offers practical advice, real-life experiences, and accessible resources and support groups.
The full spectrum: a new generation of writing about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other identities.
Presents a collection of original poems, essays, and stories by young adult gays, lesbians, bisexuals, straights, and others sharing real life experiences on a variety of subjects.
Marcus, Eric. Is it a choice?: answers to the most frequently asked questions about gay and lesbian people.
Presents answers to three hundred commonly asked question about homosexuality, addressing a variety of topics including self-discovery, coming out, dating, relationships and marriage, religion, sex, AIDS, and others.
Minor, Robert Neil. Scared straight: why it's so hard to accept gay people and why it's so hard to be human.
Pascoe, C. J., 1974-. Dude, you're a fag: masculinity and sexuality in high school.
Introduction: Making masculinity:adolescence, identity, and high school -- Becoming Mr. Cougar: institutionalizing gender and sexuality at River High -- Dude, you're a fag: male adolescent homophobia -- Compulsive heterosexuality: masculinity and dominance -- Look at my masculinity!: girls who act like boys -- Conclusion: Thinking about schooling, gender, and sexuality -- Appendix A: What if a guy hits on you?: intersections of gender, sexuality, and age in fieldwork with adolescents -- Appendix B: Resources.
Patterson, Romaine. The whole world was watching; living in the light of Matthew Shepard.
Romaine Patterson recounts her efforts to stop hatred and Homophobia after the murder of her best friend Matthew Shepard, explaining how she set out to stop Baptist Minister Fred Phelps and his followers from picketing the trial of Shepard’s killers and supporting the accused in their actions.
Prono, Luca. Encyclopedia of gay and lesbian popular culture.
Rench, Janice E. Understanding sexual identity: a book for gay teens and their friends.
Presents the facts in question and answer format about gays
and gay relationships, and what it means to a teenager who
is attempting to understand his or her own gay identity.
When I knew.
A collection of anecdotes and short essays from more than
eighty men and women on the precise moment they realized
they were gay, illustrated with original art, pop culture
images, and personal photos from contributors.
Presents a collection of essays that examine various issues related to gay marriage, including family, sexual morality social justice, and more.
Fakhrid-Deen, Tina. Let’s get this straight: the ultimate handbook for youth with LGBTQ parents.
Introduction -- How to get the most out of this book – Breakin' it down: definitions -- Our family structures – When families come out -- Barriers to accepting our parents -- Welcome to the teasing zone -- How to survive school – Through God's eyes -- Activism 101 -- Conclusion.
Snow, Judith E. How it feels to have a gay or lesbian
parent: a book by kids for kids of all ages.
In their own words, children of different ages talk about
how and when they learned of their gay or lesbian parent's
sexual orientation and the effect it has had on them.
50 Ways to Support Lesbian & Gay Equality.
The complete guide to supporting family, friends, neighbors and yourself.
Keen, Lisa. Out law: what LGBT youth should know about their legal rights.
It's your fight -- You're a sex symbol -- The evolution of difference -- It's alive -- Law: the mother of all arts -- Sex: legal and not -- Pleading the first -- The powers of assembly -- When your life is on the line -- Protecting the private -- Protecting your privacy. Answers a number of questions about the legal rights of young people and students who are openly gay.
The Gay Teen: educational practice and theory for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents.
Perrotti, Jeff. When the drama club is not enough: lessons from the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students. Explores how integrating gay and lesbian issues into
classrooms and activities can transform school culture.
Baez, John. The gay and lesbian guide to college life: a comprehensive resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, tramsgender students and their allies. Offers gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,and questioning students advice on how they can adapt to college life, with tips on finding a homosexual-friendly school, evaluating campus policies, dealing with homophobia on campus, finding support on campus, and more.
Falling Hard; 100 Love Poems by Teenagers.
Contains one hundred poems written by teenagers, and explores romantic love from a variety of sexual orientations, along with obsession, heartbreak, and more.
Kaufman, Moises. The Laramie project.
A play by Moises Kaufman which chronicles life in the town of Laramie, Wyoming, in the year following the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, who was killed because he was gay.
Kushner, Tony. Perestroika.
A continuation of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Millennium Approaches," picking up the story after one of the characters, dying of AIDS, has been declared a prophet.
Boylan, Jennifer. She’s not there; A life in two genders.
Jennifer Boylan discusses how she spent the first forty years of life knowing she was a woman trapped in a man's body and explores how her physical, emotional, and spiritual life was changed after a sex-change operation.
Cammermeyer, Margarethe. Serving in silence.
A biography of the former U.S. Army colonel who had a long and distinguished career as a nurse, until she revealed that she was a lesbian.
González, Rigoberto. Butterfly boy: memories of a Chicano mariposa.
Rigoberto Gonzalez shares the challenges he faced while coming of age as a gay man in the Chicano culture.
Howey, Noelle. Dress codes: of three girlhoods-- my mother's, my father's, and mine.
A memoir in which the author tells about her experiences growing up in Ohio with a tomboy mother and a brusque, distant father who, over the course of her teen years, became a loving, transgendered woman.
Louganis, Greg, 1960-. Breaking the surface.
The ninth dive -- "I can do that" -- Sissy, nigger, retard - - Suicide -- Olympic dreams -- Montreal 1976 -- Fame -- Coming out -- Diving -- Depression -- The University of Miami -- Moscow 1980 -- International dominance -- Kevin -- Los angeles 1984 -- Tom -- Sign here -- Show biz -- Tom's rules -- Diagnosed -- Living with hiv -- Olympic trials -- Seoul 1988 -- Separate ways -- Settlement -- Forgiving -- Rebirth -- Jeffrey -- Gay games 1994. Greg Louganis, four-time Olympic gold medal diving champion, tells of his life and career. Includes photographs.
Shilts, Randy. The mayor of Castro Street: the life & times of Harvey Milk.
Biography of Harvey Milk, the nation's first openly gay city official who was assassinated in San Francisco in 1978, discussing how events in his personal life and public career mirrored the emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s.
Miller, Calvin Craig, 1954-. No easy answers: Bayard Rustin and the civil rights movement.
Tells the life story of American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, describing his pacifism, his work with such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., and A. Philip Randolph, and the challenges he faced within the activist community because of his homosexuality.
D'Emilio, John. Lost prophet: the life and times of Bayard
Chronicles the life of Bayard Rustin, focusing on his role in the civil rights movement and his efforts to bring Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence to America.
Snyder, Jane McIntosh. Sappho.
Was Sappho a lesbian? -- Sappho's life and reputation: a partial reconstruction -- Women's roles in ancient Greece --Sappho and the goddess of love -- Sappho's lesbian love songs -- What else did Sappho write about? -- Sappho as an inspiration for 20th-century women writers --The critical response. Presents a biography of Sappho, regarded as the tenth muse by Plato, a woman whose passionate voice moved some readers as much as it disturbed some others, and examines her unapologetic representation of lesbian desire has resulted in her having one of the most disparate reputations of any writer.
Leavitt, David, 1961-. The man who knew too much: Alan Turing and the invention of the computer.
Presents a narrative biography of British mathematician Alan Turing, providing information on his childhood, his family, his homosexuality, and his achievements in math and science.
DVD 323.3 OUT
Out of the Past / The struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in America.
DVD 355.1 SYM
Ask Not is a rare and intriguing exploration of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Mac, Carrie, 1975-. Crush.
During a summer in New York, Hope falls in love with another girl and must decide whether she is gay.
Bantle, Lee F. David inside out.
At a Minneapolis high school, a cross-country runner tries to deny his sexual feelings for a male teammate.
Am I blue?: coming out from the silence.
A collection of short stories about homosexuality by such authors as Bruce Coville, M.E. Kerr,William Sleator, and Jane Yolen.
Bechard, Margaret. If it doesn't kill you.
High school freshman Ben should be enjoying playing football, meeting girls, and going to parties, but he's too busy trying to cope with his father's moving out to live with another man.
Block, Francesca Lia. Baby Be-Bop.
Dirk MacDonald, a sixteen-year-old boy living in Los Angeles, comes to terms with being gay after he receives surreal storytelling visitations from his dead father and great-grandmother.
Boock, Paula. Dare truth or promise.
Louie Angelo, a Woodhaugh High prefect who plans to be a lawyer, falls in love with a girl who lives in a pub and just wants to get through her exams so she can become a chef.
Brownrigg, Sylvia. Pages for you.
Flannery Jansen, overwhelmed by her new life at college, finds herself drawn to an older woman who teaches her many of life’s most important lessons.
Burd, Nick. The vast fields of ordinary.
The summer after graduating from an Iowa high school, eighteen-year-old Dade Hamilton watches his parents' marriage disintegrate, ends his long-term, secret relationship, comes out of the closet, and savors first love.
Cart, Michael. How beautiful the ordinary: twelve stories of identity.
Presents twelve stories by contemporary, award-winning young adult authors, some presented in graphic or letter format, which explore themes of gender identity, love, and sexuality.
Cart, Michael. My father's scar.
As he enters into his first relationships as a gay man, a college freshman recalls the aching loneliness of life with his alcoholic physically abusive father in a community
prejudiced against homosexuals.
Chambers, Aidan. Dance on my grave.
Hal's summer affair with Barry Gorman ends tragically when Hal discovers he is much more committed to the relationship than his friend.
Chbosky, Stephen. The perks of being a wallflower.
Charlie, a freshman in high school, explores the dilemma of growing up through a collection of letters he sends to an unknown receiver.
Clinger, R. W. Just a boy.
Jove Tyler, a high school wrestler, struggles to come to terms with his homosexuality and find a place to fit in at the high school.
Cohn, Rachel. Naomi and Ely's no kiss list: a novel.
Although they have been friends and neighbors all their lives, straight Naomi and gay Ely find their relationship severely strained during their freshman year at New York University.
D'Erasmo, Stacey. A seahorse year.
A San Francisco family that prides itself on being non-traditional is left grasping for some sort of stability when sixteen-year-old Christopher, the son of a gay father and lesbian mother, is diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Dijk, Lutz van. Damned strong love: the true story of Willi G. and Stefan K.
Sixteen-year-old Stefan, whose brother is fighting in the Polish Resistance during World War II, falls in love with a Nazi soldier, Willi, and embarks on a homosexual affair that is doomed because of intolerance and hatred. Based on a true story.
Dole, Mayra L. Down to the bone.
Laura, a Miami high school student, gets caught kissing her lesbian lover which marks the start of big changes in her life, including getting kicked out of her Catholic school, thrown out of her home by her mother, and forced to build a new kind of family with the help of friends and supporters.
Ehrenberg, Pamela. Tillmon County fire.
An act of arson committed as an anti-gay hate crime affects the lives of several teenagers from a small town in West Virginia.
Embree, Michelle. Manstealing for fat girls.
Angie, a sixteen-year-old from a working-class suburb of St. Louis, struggles with her weight, her sexuality, the arrival of her mother's boyfriend in her home, and, especially, the hostility of the jocks and popular girls at her school after her short-lived friendship with the school's prettiest girl--who is anorexic and trying to hide it--ends badly.
Esposito, Michelene. Night diving.
A coming-of-age and a coming-out story about Rose Salino, who, at 30 years old, returns home to deal with a family crisis and reconnects with her childhood best friend. Through a series of crises Rose is forced to look at her life and find the courage to create a future that is true to her real self and her heart.
Ferris, Jean. Eight Seconds.
Eighteen-year-old John must confront his own sexuality when he goes to rodeo school and finds himself strangely attracted to an older boy who is smart, tough, complicated, gorgeous, and gay.
Flagg, Fannie. Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café.
Middle aged Evelyn Couch, befriends eighty-year-old Ninny Threadgood, who tells her the story of the Whistle Stop Cafe and the two women who ran it in the 1930s.
Freymann-Weyr, Garret. My heartbeat.
As she tries to understand the closeness between her older brother and his best friend, fourteen-year-old Ellen finds her relationship with each of them changing.
Frost, Helen. Keesha's house.
Seven teens facing such problems as pregnancy, closeted homosexuality, and abuse each describe in poetic forms what caused them to leave home and where they found home again.
Garden, Nancy. Good moon rising.
Jan begins her senior year of high school not expecting that she will lose the starring part in the school play, take over as director when her beloved drama teacher becomes ill, and realize that she is a lesbian.
Garsee, Jeannine. Say the word.
After the death of her estranged mother, who left Ohio years ago to live with her lesbian partner in New York City, seventeen-year-old Shawna Gallagher's life is transformed by revelations about her family, her best friend, and herself.
Garden, Nancy. Annie on my mind.
Seventeen-year-old Liza puts aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of people.
Garden, Nancy. The year they burned the books.
While trying to come to terms with her own lesbian feelings, Jamie, a high-school senior and editor of the school newspaper, finds herself in the middle of a battle with a group of townspeople over the new health education curriculum.
Glass, Julia. Three Junes.
Patriarch Paul, his loveable, slightly repressed gay son Fenno, and other members of the McLeod family deal with difficult issues of love and loss over the course of several years.
Goldman, Steven, 1964-. Two parties, one tux, and a very short film about the Grapes of wrath.
Mitch, a shy and awkward high school junior, negotiates the difficult social situations he encounters, both with girls and with his best friend David, after David reveals to him that he is gay.
Gonzalez, Rigoberto. The Mariposa Club.
Geerling, Marjetta. Fancy white trash.
Fifteen-year-old Abby Savage hopes that her five rules for falling in love will keep her from making the same mistakes as her mother and two older sisters--all unwed mothers who have slept with the same man, among others--while she also tries to help her best friend Cody admit that he is gay, and decide how she really feels about Cody's older brother, Jackson.
Greene, Bette. The drowning of Stephan Jones.
As her mother battles a citizens' group that wants to ban all "antiChristian" literature from the public library, Carla faces her own battle of torn loyalties when her boyfriend starts persecuting the homosexual owners of an antiques shop.
Hartinger, Brent. Geography Club.
A group of gay and lesbian teenagers finds mutual support when they form the "Geography Club" at their high school.
Horner, Emily. A love story starring my dead best friend.
As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.
Hurwin, Davida. Freaks and revelations: a novel.
A story told in the alternating voices of a seventeen-year-old racist and a thirteen-year-old boy cast out of his home for being gay, whose violent encounter with each other has a lasting impact on their futures.
Johnson, Kathleen Jeffrie. Target.
After being brutally raped,Grady finally goes to a new high school where he meets an outgoing African American and several other students who try to help him deal with the horrible secret that is robbing him of his life.
Katcher, Brian. Almost perfect.
With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan feels alone and unloved until a zany new student--who is hiding a big secret--arrives at his small-town Missouri high school.
Kerr, M. E. Deliver us From Evie.
Sixteen-year-old Parr Burrman and his family face some difficult times when word spreads through their rural Missouri town that his older sister is a lesbian, and she leaves the family farm to live with the daughter of the town's banker.
Kerr, M. E. Night kites.
Seventeen-year-old Erick's comfortable and well-ordered life begins to fall apart when he is forced to keep two secrets: the identity of his new girlfriend and the nature of his brother's debilitating disease.
Kluger, Steve. My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park.
Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.
Koertge, Ronald. Boy girl boy.
Three troubled high school seniors, who plan to run away together from Illinois to California after graduation, try to figure out who they are who they want to be.
Koja, Kathe. Talk.
Kit auditions for a controversial school play and discovers his talent for acting; however, both he and his costar face crises in their view of themselves and in their close relationships.
Konigsberg, Bill. Out of the pocket.
As Bobby Framingham, quarterback of his high school football team, finally acknowledges to himself that he is gay, events start to spin out of control when his sexual orientation is revealed in the student newspaper and then in the local press, and he learns that his father has cancer.
LaRochelle, David. Absolutely, positively not.
Chronicles a teenage boy's humorous attempts to fit in at
his Minnesota high school by becoming a macho, girl-loving,
"Playboy" pinup-displaying heterosexual.
Levithan, David. Boy meets boy.
Paul's simple high-school life is confused by his desire for another boy who seems unattainable, until Paul's friends help him find the courage to pursue him.
Levithan, David. Wide awake.
In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president of the United States, sixteen-year-old Duncan examines his feelings for his boyfriend, his political and religious beliefs, and tries to determine his rightful place in the world.
Limb, Sue. Girl, nearly 16, absolute torture.
Jess knows her summer plans are ruined but little could she imagine the huge surprise that awaits her when she visits her dad's home for the first time in years.
Lo, Malinda. Ash.
A variation on the Cinderella story in which a girl named Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress, whom she loves.
Malloy, Brian. Twelve long months.
From the end of her senior year at Minnesota's Le Sueur High School through her first year as a physics major at Columbia University, Molly Swain finds the inner strength and good friends to help her cope with huge challenges, including learning that the boy she loves is gay.
Manning, Sarra. Pretty things.
Presents the story of four teens in North London who come to terms with their own sexuality while they are involved in a summer drama production of "Taming of the Shrew."
Marino, Peter, 1960-. Magic and misery.
TJ, a sturdy teenaged girl with little self-confidence,
becomes best friends with a new, gay student in her high
school, and when he is bullied and she tries to convince him to tell the authorities, he refuses.
McLaughlin, Lauren. Cycler.
Seventeen-year-old Jill is a fairly normal high school senior whose focus is on getting a certain boy to ask her to prom, but four days a month she transforms into surly Jack who decides it is time he had his own life and a chance with the girl he wants.
Murrow, Liza Ketchum. Twelve days in August.
Twelve days in August change a sixteen-year-old soccer player's perceptions of himself, his family, girls, and gays.
Nelson, Theresa. Earthshine: a novel.
Slim watches over her father, a disarmingly charismatic man, as his struggle with AIDS reaches its climax.
Papademetriou, Lisa. M or F?: a novel.
Gay teen Marcus helps his friend Frannie chat up her crush online, but then becomes convinced that the crush is falling for him instead.
Parkhurst, Carolyn. Lost and found.
Competition in an international race on a reality show tests the relationships of three pairs of contestants: a mother and daughter troubled by the daughter's shocking secret, an "ex- gay" newlywed couple struggling with temptation, and a forgotten Hollywood star and the friend she may betray to regain fame.
Peters, Julie Anne. Luna: a novel.
Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam's transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of "transitioning" by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was born in a boy's body.
Peters, Julie Anne. Far from Xanadu.
Sixteen-year-old Mary-Elizabeth "Mike" Szabo, struggling to understand her father's suicide and her own homosexuality, reaches the breaking point when she falls in love with Xanadu, an exotic girl who has moved to small Coalton, Kansas, from the big city.
Peters, Julie Anne. Between Mom and Jo.
Fourteen-year-old Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky 2, some pet fish, and two mothers, whose relationship complicates his entire life as they face prejudice, work problems, alcoholism, cancer, and finally separation.
Plum-Ucci, Carol. What happened to Lani Garver.
Sixteen-year-old Claire is unable to face her fears about a recurrence of her leukemia, her eating disorder, her need to fit in with the popular crowd on Hackett Island, and her mother's alcoholism until the enigmatic Lani Garver helps her get control of her life at the risk of his own.
FIC RAI Rainfield, C.A. (Cheryl A.). Scars.
Fifteen-year-old Kendra, a budding artist who has not felt safe since she began to remember devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, cannot seem to recall her abuser's identity and copes with the stress by cutting herself.
Reynolds, Marilyn. Love rules.
Seventeen-year-old Lynn experiences surprise, discomfort, and a new awareness of prejudices and stereotyping when her best friend Kit comes out as a lesbian.
Ryan, Sara. Empress of the world.
While attending a summer institute, fifteen-year-old Nic meets another girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing.
Ryan, Patrick. Saints of Augustine.
In St. Augustine, Florida, former best friends Charlie Perrin and Sam Findley, now both sixteen, come to realize that their friendship is the only thing that will keep them afloat when each of their worlds is turned upside down through death, divorce, and the seemingly out-of-control direction of their lives.
Sanchez, Alex. Rainbow road.
While driving across the United States during the summer after high school graduation, three young gay men encounter various bisexual and homosexual people and make some decisions about their own relationships and lives.
Sanchez, Alex. Rainbow High.
Gay friends Nelson, Kyle, and Jason, nearing the end of their high school days, struggle with issues of coming out, safe sex, homophobia, being in love, and college choices.
Sanchez, Alex, 1957-. Getting it.
Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, fifteen-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover, in exchange for Carlos's help informing a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.
Sanchez, Alex, 1957-. The God box.
When openly gay Manuel transfers to Paul's high school, Paul, a born-again Christian, begins to question his own sexuality.
Shannon, George. Unlived affections.
At his grandmother's death, seventeen-year-old Willie finds a box of old letters which explain many family secrets.
Sloan, Brian. A tale of two summers.
Even though Hal is gay and Chuck is straight, the two fifteen-year-olds are best friends and set up a blog where Hal records his budding romance with a young Frenchman and Chuck falls for a summer theater camp diva.
Spanbauer, Tom. Now is the hour.
In 1967, seventeen-year-old Rigby John Klusener leaves his hometown in Idaho to hitchhike to San Francisco, where he must face his fears and his own sexuality.
Stevenson, Robin. Big guy.
Derek is forced to face his sexuality and his troubled relationship with his father after he meets an injured young woman who helps him realize what is truly important in life.
Trueman, Terry. 7 days at the hot corner.
Varsity baseball player Scott Latimer struggles with his own prejudices and those of others when his best friend reveals that he is gay.
Urrea, Luis Alberto. Into the beautiful North: a novel.
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli becomes very aware of the lack of men in Tres Camarones after watching the movie "The Magnificent Seven" at a local theater, and comes up with a plan to travel to the U.S.--Illinois specifically--and recruit a group of men to return with her to Mexico to protect and repopulate her remote village.
Velasquez, Gloria. Tommy stands alone.
A high school student and member of a Mexican-American family struggles with his sexual identity and finally learns that he will not have to stand alone anymore.
Walker, Kate. Peter.
An ordinary fifteen-year-old Australian kid, who enjoys riding his dirt bike and wants to be a photographer, becomes confused about his sexuality when he finds he is attracted to a gay friend of his older brother.
Wersba, Barbara. Whistle me home.
Seventeen-year-old Noli feels as if she has found her soul mate when handsome, sensitive TJ moves to Sag Harbor, but even as their feelings deepen, individual secrets threaten their relationship.
Williams, Bett. Girl walking backwards.
The only thing Skye wants is to survive high school and get away from her New Age mother, but she soon finds out that no matter how far she runs, her problems always follow her.
Wilson, Martin, 1973-. What they always tell us.
Sixteen-year-old Alex feels so disconnected from his friends that he starts his junior year at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, high school by attempting suicide, but soon, a friend of his older brother draws him into cross-country running and a new understanding of himself.
Wittlinger, Ellen. Hard love.
After starting to publish a zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.
Wittlinger, Ellen. Parrotfish.
Grady, a transgendered high school student, yearns for acceptance by his classmates and family as he struggles to adjust to his new identity as a male.
Woodson, Jacqueline. The dear one.
Twelve-year-old Feni has to adjust when the pregnant young daughter of an old friend of her mother's comes to stay with them.
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