Suggested Reading

Parents & Families

This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life 
Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo
Chronicle Books, 2014
Is It a Choice?: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People 
Eric Marcus
HarperOne, 2005
Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter
Kevin Jennings
Fireside, 2002
Out of the Closet, Into Our Hearts
Laura Siegel and Nancy Lamkin Olson, ed.
Leyland Publications, 2001

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians
and Gays Talk About Their Experiences

Carolyn Welch Griffen, et al
St. Martin’s Griffin, 1997

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences
Now That You Know: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children 
Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward
Harvest Books, 1998
Now That You Know: A Parents' Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children, Updated Edition
Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Lesbian or Gay Child
Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D.
Columbia University Press, 2010

Side by Side: On Having a Gay or Lesbian Sibling
Andrew R. Gottlieb
Routledge, 2004

Side by Side: On Having a Gay or Lesbian Sibling (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies)
Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey
Betty Degeneres
Harper Paperbacks, 2000
My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News 
Bryce McDougall, Ed.
Allen & Unwin, 2007
Something to Tell You
Gilbert Herdt and Bruce Koff
Columbia University
Press, 2000
Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together
Robert A. Bernstein, Robert MacNeil and Betty DeGeneres
Da Capo Press, 2003
Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents
Irwin Krieger
Genderwise Press, 2011
Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians
Louise Rafkin
Cleis Press, 2001
My Son Eric: A Mother Struggles to Accept Her Gay Son and Discovers Herself
Mary V. Borhek and Christine M. Smith
Pilgrim Press, 2001
Finding Out: The ABC’s of Same Sex Relationships
Homer and Sue Spencer
Fithian Press, 2002
The Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out
Robb Forman Dew
Fawcett Books, 1995
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son
Leroy Aarons
Harper San Francisco, 1996
Parenting & Raising Children
How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School and in the Community
Jean M. Baker, Ph.D.
Routledge, 2002
Coming Out
Outing Yourself: How to Come Out to Your Family, Friends and Co-Workers
Michelangelo Signorile
Fireside, 1996
The Way Out: The Gay Man’s Guide to Freedom
Chris Nutter
HCI, 2006
Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America
Mitchell Gold and Mindy Drucker
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC, 2008
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World
Alan Downs
Da Capo Press, 2006
Transgender Topics
Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue
Nicholas M. Teich
Columbia University Press, 2012
Trans Forming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones
Jessica Xavier, Mary Boenke and Arlene Istar Lev
Oak Knoll Press, 2003
Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not
Joanne Herman
AuthorHouse, 2009
Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children
Rachel Pepper, ed.
Cleis Press, 2012

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
Jennifer Finney Boylan

Becoming a Visible Man
Jamison Green
Vanderbilt University Press2004
True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism – For Families, Friends, Coworkers and Helping Professionals 
Mildred L. Brown and Chole Ann Rounsley
Gender-Expansive/Gender Non-Conforming Children
The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
The Experiment, 2016
Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
The Experiment, 2011
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
Stephanie A. Brill and Rachel Pepper
Cleis Press, 2008
LGBT Families & Parenting
Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips and Stories from Lesbian and Gay Couples
Eric Rosswood
New Horizon Press, 2016

Families of Value: Intimate Profiles of Pioneering Lesbian and Gay Parents
Robert Bernstein
Da Capo Press2009

Families of Value: Personal Profiles of Pioneering Lesbian and Gay Parents by [Bernstein, Robert A.]

The Complete Lesbian and Gay Parenting Guide
Arlene Istar Lev
Berkley Trade2004

Children of LGBT Parents
Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is 
Abigail Garner
Harper Paperbacks2005
Love Makes a Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents and Their Families
Gigi Kaeser, Peggy Gillespie, Kath Weston and April Martin
U. of Massachusetts Press1999
Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up With Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents
Noelle Howey, Ellen Samuels, Margarethe Cammermeyer and Dan Savage
Stonewall Inn Editions2000
How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent: A Book by Kids for Kids of All Ages
Judith E. Snow
Books for Children
Heather Has Two Mommies: 20th Anniversary Edition
Leslea Newman and Diana Souza
Alyson Books2009
How Would You Feel If Your Dad Was Gay?
Meredith Maran
Alyson Books2000
And Tango Makes Three
Peter Parnell 
Simon & Schuster
Children’s Publishing
Who’s in a Family?
Robert Skutch
Tricycle Press1997
Books for Teens
What If Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian
Eric Marcus
Simon Pulse2007
Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies
Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman
Harper Perennial1996

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens
Kelly Huegel
Free Spirit Publishing2003

Fiction For Teens

The Vast Fields of Ordinary
Nick Burd

Boy Meets Boy
David Levithan
Knopf Books2005
Annie on My Mind
Nancy Garden Farrar, Straus and Giroux2007
Deliver Us from Evie
M.E. Kerr


History & Society

Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights
Eric Marcus
Harper Paperbacks2002

Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military
Randy Shilts
St. Martin’s Griffin2005

Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life
Betty Berzon and Barney Frank
Celestial Arts2004
This I Know: A Simple Biblical Defense for LGBTQ Christians
Jim Dant
Publisher: Nurturing Faith Inc. (January 7, 2018)
God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships
Matthew Vines
Convergent Books2015
Judaism and Homosexuality: An Authentic Orthodox View
Rabbi Chaim Rapoport
Mitchell Vallentine & Company2004
What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality
Daniel A. Helminiak, Ph.D.
Alamo Square
Do’s & Don’ts of Dealing with the Religious Right
Marc Adams and Todd Tuttle
Window Books2000

Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America
Mel White