Related Reading/Film

Here is a list of books to get you started…

For Children:
And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Heather Has Two Mommies: 20th Anniversary Ed. by Leslea Newman and Diana Souza
King and King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland
The Different Dragon by Jennifer Bryan
The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein and Henry Cole

For Young Adults:
Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane Bauer and Beck Underwood
Boy Meets Boy by David Levitha
Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel
Two Teenagers in 20: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth (Transworld) by Ann Heron

For Parents:
Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter by Kevin Jennings
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences by Carolyn W. Griffin and Marian J. Wirth
Different Daughters 3 Ed: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians by Louise Rafkin
Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey by Betty DeGeneres
My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News by Bryce McDougall
Now That You Know: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children, Updated Edition by Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son by Leroy Aarons
Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together by Robert Bernstein
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Rachel Pepper and Stephanie Brill

Drama/Literature/Memoir:
Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 by Tony Kushner
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Tipping the Velvet: A Novel by Sarah Waters
Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums
Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Stone Butch Blues: A Novel by Leslie Feinberg
The Best Little Boy in the World by Andrew Tobias
The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman
The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin
The Well of Loneliness: A 1920s Classic of Lesbian Fiction by Radclyffe Hall
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Nonfiction Material:
A Woman Like That: Lesbian and Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories by Joan Larkin
Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis by Michael Hallett
Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology by E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson
Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories by Patrick Merla
Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America by Mitchell Gold and Mindy Drucker
Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School by C. J. Pascoe
Epistemology of the Closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians by Lillian Faderman
Gay Shame by David M. Halperin and Valerie Traub
Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry–from Music to Hollywood by Terrance Dean
How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization by Cathy Crimmins
Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics by Jennifer Baumgardner
One Teacher in 10, Second Edition by Kevin Jennings
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America by Lillian Faderman
Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present by Neil Miller
Queer in Black and White: Interraciality, Same Sex Desire, and Contemporary African American Culture by Stefanie K. Dunning
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling
She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband by Helen Boyd
Stonewall by Martin Bauml Duberman
The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction by Michel Foucault
The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts
The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights by Deborah Rudacille
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World by Alan Downs
To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America by Lillian Faderman
Transgender History (Seal Studies) by Susan Stryker
Transgender Rights by Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, and Shannon Price Minter
Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men by Lori B. Girshick
What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel A. Helminiak, Ph.D.

Film:
2 Girls in Love (1995)
8 Women (2002)
20 Straws: Growing Up Gay (2007)
A Boy Named Sue (2000)
A Home at the End of the World (2005)
A Jihad for Love (2007)
Adam & Steve (2005)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Aimee & Jaguar
(1999)
All About My Mother (1999)
All Over Me (1997)
And Then Came Lola (2009)
Bad Education (2004)
Before Stonewall (1984)
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
The Birdcage (1996)
Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
Chasing Amy (1997)
The Children’s Hour (1961)
Chris & John. A Love Story (2007)
Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)
D.E.B.S. (2004)
Desert Hearts (1985)
Fish Out of Water (2009)
Fire (1996)
Fit (2010)
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Freeheld (2007)
Gendernauts – Eine Reise durch die Geschlechter (1999)
Ghosted (2009)
Go Fish (1994)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
High Art (1998)
The Hours (2003)
I Can’t Think Straight (2008)
Imagine Me and You (2005)
It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in Schools (1996)
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)
The Laramie Project (2002)
Loving Annabelle (2006)
Ma vie en Rose (1997)
Milk (2008)
Monster (2003)
My Father Is Coming (1991)
Nina’s Heavenly Delights (2006)
Normal (2003)
Out at the Wedding
(2007)
Out of the Past: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in America (1997)
Poster Boy (2004)
Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Pursuit of Equality (2007)
Saving Face (2004)
She Must Be Seeing Things (1987)
Shortbus (2006)
Sister My Sister (1994)
TransGeneration (2004/2005)
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Trembling Before G-d (2001)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Virgin Machine / Die Jungfrauenmaschine (1988)
The Watermelon Woman (1996)
When Night Is Falling (1995)
White Room (1990)
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

3 thoughts on “Related Reading/Film

  1. Can I recommend:

    1. the movie Prayers for Bobby
    2. PFLAG’s advice booklets for parents
    3. The autobiography The Best Little Boy in the World

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