Media, Literature, and Samples
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Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter - This book is primarily targeted toward parents struggling to help and deal with their questioning or coming out teenage child. So what is the secret? The title says it best - "Always My Child." Your child's needs come first, no matter what. Love your child; don't pressure them, but encourage them to discus their feelings, fears, and problems.
A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and Straight - Power and Ellis' book is a great next step for families and friends in various stages of coming to terms with a lvoed one being out. A Family and Freind's Guide to Sexual Orientation is rich in emotional depth....The book seems to ofer something for everyone, whether dealing with these issues in personal or professional life, from a spiritual place or some other perspective.
Family Outing - A smart, sensible, and supportive guide for parents who learn that their child is gay, lesbian, or bisexual, based on letters written by British parents of gay, lesbian, and bisexual children. Distributed in the US by Dufour.
Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out - Drawing from over 150 interviews with teens, psychologist Ritch Savin-Williams seeks to separate fact from fiction in this survey of coming-out experiences
My Child is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News - My Child is Gay is fift parents sharing how they coped and in some cases did not cope with news that their son or daughter is gay. Parents discuss how they felt when they first found out, what they found helpful, who they could talk to, and how they feel today.
Now That You Know: A Parents' Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children - If the coming out process is difficult for gay people, it is often equally difficult for their parents. Confusion, anger, and fear frequently cause fathers and mothers of gay men and lesbians to disavow, strike out against, and even resent their children.
Thriving Through Transition: Self-Care for Parents of Transgender Children by Denise O'Doherty “Mom, Dad - I’m transgender” In one second our lives can change forever and that is what happens to many parents when a child “comes out” and tells them they are transgender. Whether your child is 5 or 50, most parents are not prepared to know what to say, what do next or how to care for themselves in the process of what is about to unfold in their lives
Bully - A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.
Bullied - Chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high school
The David Dance - Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias, "Danger Dave" - host of the local radio show "Gay Talk" in Buffalo, New York. Past and present intertwine in this bittersweet winter's tale of a man learning to love and accept himself.
PRIDE - U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
In & Out - A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.
Milk - The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
A Place in the Middle - The true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group at her school, and a teacher who empowers her through traditional culture. This kid-friendly educational film is a great way to get students thinking and talking about the values of diversity and inclusion, the power of knowing your heritage, and how to prevent bullying by creating a school climate of aloha – from their own point of view!
Disclosure-This Netflix show is an informative and shocking documentary about the portrayal of trans persons throughout film and television history. Laverne Cox and Chaz Bono among others are featured in the enlightening film experience.