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Absolutely, positively not gay LaRochelle, DavidChronicles a teenage boy's humorous attempts to fit in at his Minnesota high school by becoming a macho, girl-loving, "Playboy" pinup-displaying heterosexual. F LaRochellehumor, farce, coming out, gay youth, high school, friendship, betrayal
Annie on My MindGardener, NancyLiza puts aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of people. lesbians, GLBTQ, 1984
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Saenz, Benjamin AlireFifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before. F Saenzfamily problems, literary, Hispanics, Mexican Americans
Ask the PassengersKing. A. S."Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they'll know what to do with it. Maybe it'll make them happy. Maybe they'll need it. Her mother doesn't want it, her father's always stoned, her perfect sister's too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There's no one Astrid feels she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she's trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love--and asking the right questions--will affect the passengers' lives, and her own, for the better"-- Provided by publisher. family problems, coming out, falling in love, gossip2012
BaitSanchez, AlexDiego keeps getting into trouble because of his explosive temper until he finally finds a probation officer who helps him get to the root of his anger so that he can stop running from his past. F Sanchezsexual abuse, stepfathers2009
Beautiful Music for Ugly ChildrenCronn-Mills, Kristin"Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents--all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school"-- Provided by publisher. GLBTQ, transgender, radio, DJ, parents, family problems, music2012
Beyond MagentaKuklin, Susan"Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves."306.768 KUKTransgender teens, photo book, interviews2014
Big GuyDerek 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.high-low books, Orca Soundings series, gay youth2008
Blue CoyoteKetchum, LizaWhile searching for his lost friend, Alex not only learns the reasons behind Tito's disappearance but also comes to accept some hidden truths about youthy, identity, self-acceptance1997
Blue CoyoteKetchum, LizaWhile searching for his lost friend, Alex not only learns the reasons behind Tito's disappearance but also comes to accept some hidden truths about himself.F Ketchumgay young men, homosexulaity, surfing, identity, self-acceptance1997
Boy Meets BoyLevithan, DavidPaul'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 the object of his affections. (Infinite Darling becomes both homecoming queen and quarterback in town of inspirational aceptance.)gay youth, friendship, high schools2003
Breaking Boxes Jenkins, A.M.Charlie Calmont is a teenage loner. His parents are gone and except for his older brother, Trent, he doesn't need anyone, especially friends. But when Charlie ends up suspended after a school fight, he meets Brandon Chase, and things begin to change. Even though privileged Brandon hangs with the moneyed crowd, Charlie discovers there's a real person underneath the rich kid exterior. For once, Charlie makes a connection, and allows himself to care. Until he reveals something about Trent . . . and Brandon turns away. gay youth, brothers, friendship, wealth1997
Crossing LinesVolponi, PaulHigh school senior Adonis struggles to do the right thing when his fellow football players escalate their bullying of a new classmate, Alan, who is transgendered. F Volponitransgender, friendship2011
Debbie Harry Sings in FrenchBrothers, MeganWhen Johnny completes an alcohol rehabilitation program and his mother sends him to live with his uncle in North Carolina, he meets Maria, who seems to understand his fascination with the new wave band Blondie, and he learns about his deceased father's youthful forays into "glam rock," which gives him perspective on himself, his past, and his current life. (Johnny has a passion for emulating Debbie harry--his girlfriend supports him.--more cross-gener book than GLBT.)
Deliver Us from EvieKerr, M. E.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.
lesbains, farms, farm life, prejudice1994
Drag Teen
Drowning of Stephen Jones, TheGreene, BetteAs 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.homosexuality, religion, prejudice, mothers and daughters1991
Fan ArtTregay, Sarah"High school senior Jamie has a crush on his best friend and finds ways to share that news with the help of several friends"--F Tregaylove, best friends, friendship, gay young men, homosexuality2014
Freak ShowSt. James, JamesHaving faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and the loss of his only real friend when he could no longer keep his crush under wraps, seventeen-year-old Billy Bloom, a drag queen, decides the only to become fabulous again is to run for Homecoming Queen at his elite, private school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. prejudice, high schools, gay youth, female impersonators2007
Freaks and RevelationsHurwin, DavidaA 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. "Inspired by real events in the lives of Matthew Boger and Tim Zaal."punk culture, drug abuse, family problems, prejudice, California, gay youth2009
Getting ItSanchez, AlexFifteen-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover in order to impress a female classmate, and in exchange, Carlos agrees to help Sal form a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school. F Sanchezromance, Mexican Americans, friendship
God Box, TheSanchez, AlexHigh school senior Paul has dated Angie since middle school, and they're good together. They have a lot of the same interests, like singing in their church choir and being active in Bible club. But when Manuel transfers to their school, Paul has to rethink his life. Manuel is the first openly gay teen anyone in their small town has ever met, and yet he says he's also a committed Christian. Talking to Manuel makes Paul reconsider thoughts he has kept hidden, and listening to Manuel's interpretation of Biblical passages on homosexuality causes Paul to reevaluate everything he believed. Manuel's outspokenness triggers dramatic consequences at school, culminating in a terrifying situation that leads Paul to take a stand.F Sanchezreligion, gay youths, God, friendship, Christian life2007
Highly Illogical BehaviorWhaley, John CoreySolomon is agoraphobic and hasn't left his house in three years. Lisa desperately wants to get into a top-tier college psychology program. How can she prove her worth? By "fixing" SolomonF WhaleyAgoraphobia, teenagers, panic attacks, gay teenagers2016
Honor GirlThrash, MaggieMaggie has been going to Camp Bellflower for years. But this summer, everything changes when Maggie realizes she's crushing hard on Erin - a counselor - and that Erin might have feelings for her, too.GN Thrashteenage girls, church camps, interpersonal attraction2015
I am JBeam, CrisJ, who feels that he is a boy who was mistakenly born a girl, hides who he is from his family and the world, but after he loses his best friend, J decides to stop hiding, whatever the cost.F Beamtranssexual teens2011
Jumpstart the WorldHyde, Catherine RyanSixteen-year-old Elle falls in love with Frank, the neighbor who helps her adjust to being on her own in a big city, but learning that he is transgendered turns her world upside-down. F Hydetransgender, friendship2010
Kicked OutLowrey, Sassafras, ed.A collection of writings in which homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, and queer youth share their stories of surviving abuse,
discrimination, and hopelessness while living on the streets.
306.766 Kickedhomelessness, teens, runaways,child abuse, transgender youth, bisexual youth, gay youth, lesbian youth, gender identity2010
Kiss the Morning StarHoole, Elissa JanineFrom the Publisher: Two teenage girls take off on a road trip that becomes a high-spirited exploration of faith, loss, and love -- both carnal and divineLGBTQ, girls, road trips, grief, lesbians, jack Kerouac's On The Road2012
Kissing KateMyracle, LaurenSixteen-year-old Lissa's relationship with her best friend changes after they kiss at a party and Lissa does not know what to do, until she gets help from an unexpected new friend.identity, lesbians, friendship2003
Last Exit to Normal, TheHarmon, MichaelYanked out of his city life and plunked down into a small Montana town with his father and his father's boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Ben, angry and resentful about the changed circumstances of his life, begins to notice that something is not quite right with the little boy next door and determines to do something about it. family problems, child abuse, gay parents2008
Less-dead, TheLurie, AprilSixteen-year-old Noah Nordstrom, whose father is the host of a popular evangelical Christian radio program, believes that the person who has been killing gay teenagers in the Austin, Texas, foster care system, is a regular caller on his dad's show. mystery, radio talk shows, Christianity, religious hypocrites, drugs, evangelists2010
Let's Get This Straight: Thde Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ parentsFakhrid-Deen, TinOffers children, teens, and adults with one or more gay, bisexual, or transgender parents advice on how they can deal with the challenges they might face, build healthy relationships with their parents, address discrimination, build a strong sense of self-esteem, and reduce the isolation and shame they might feel.306.874 FAKgay parenting, families, teasing, school, children of gay parents, LGBTQ, parent-child relationships2010
LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the FieldCronn-Mills, Kirstin796.086 Cronn-Millssports--LGBT athletes access, history, etc.2017
Love Story Starring My Best Friend, AHorner, EmilyAs 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.F Horner, E.lesbians, GLBTQ, theater, road trip2010
Love, Ellen: A Mother-Daughter JourneyDeGeneres, BettyEllen DeGeneres has taken an uncompromising approach to life that has challenged and intrigued her fans and detractors alike. But what about her relationship with her mother? Does a sense of honesty and independence run in the family? And what kind of support and encouragement has DeGeneres received at home? These questions and more are answered in this book, the story of a famous -- if sometimes controversial -- daughter and the mother who loves her. mothers and daughters, lesbians, celebrities, comedians1999
Meaning of Matthew, TheShepard, JudyThe mother of Matthew Shepard shares her story about her son's death and the choice she made to become an international gay rights activist. Today, the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but before his grisly murder in 1998, Matthew was simply her son. For the first time in book form, Judy Shepard speaks about her loss, sharing memories of Matthew, their life as a typical American family, and the pivotal event that changed everything. The book follows the Shepard family in the days after the crime, when their incapacitated son was on life support; how they learned of the response from strangers all across America who held candlelit vigils and memorial services for their child; and finally, how they struggled to navigate the legal system as Matthew's murderers were on trial. It not only captures the historical significance and civil rights issues, but it also chronicles one ordinary woman's struggle to cope with the unthinkable.--From publisher description. B ShepardMatthew Shepard, gay rights, murder, Westboro Baptist Church, grief, loss, Laramie, Wyoming, mothers and sons 2009
Miseducation of Cameron Post, TheDanforth, Emily M.In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center. LGBTQ, families, parent-child relationships, Montana, conversion therapy2012
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss ListRachel Cohn and David LevithanAlthough 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. friendship, straight girls, lesbians, college, New York, dating2007
No Big DealMcClain, Ellen JaffeWhen rumors that Janice's favorite teacher is gay begin to circulate at school and in the community, she decides to stand up for him even in the face of her mother's opposition.high school, student-teacher relationships, mother-daughter relationships1994
Of All the Stupid ThingsDiaz, AlexandraWhen a rumor starts circulating that Tara's boyfriend Brent has been sleeping with one of the guy cheerleaders, the innuendo doesn't just hurt Tara. It marks the beginning of the end for an inseparable trio of friends. And then new-girl Riley arrives in school, and suddenly Tara starts to feel things she's never felt before for a girl--and to reassess her feelings about Brent and what he may/may not have done. Is Tara gay--or does she just love Riley? And can her deepest friendships survive when all of the rules have changed? (Publisher info)coming out, same sex attraction, running, track, family, lesbians2010
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother DiesSones, SonyaFifteen-year-old Ruby Milliken leaves her best friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mother's grave in Boston and reluctantly flies to Los Angeles to live with her father, a famous movie star who divorced her mother before Ruby was born. grief, fathers and daughters, homosexulaity, actors and actresses2004
Openly StraightKonigsberg, BillTired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences. GLBTQ, gay youth, prep schools, identity, massachuetts2013
OutDiersch, Sandra Alex begins to question his faith after he catches a respected church leader in a compromising situation, and when his brother reveals a shocking secret, Alex must decide where his loyalties lie. F Dierschgay youth, assault, God, religion, Catholic Church, adultery, high-low books, SideStreets series2010
PinkWilkinson, LiliSixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.F Wilkinsonacting, identity 2011
Prayers for Bobbie: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the SuicideAarons, Leroy305.38 AARONSparents of gays, suicide, homosexuality1995
PromposalHelms, RhondaCamilla hopes her secret crush, Benjamin, might ask her to prom but feels pressured into accepting the invitation of a casual acquaintance, and Joshua has worked up the courage to ask his best friend, Ethan, to be his date when Ethan asks his help in crafting the perfect "promposal" for another boy.F Helmsdating, proms, high schools, gay young men2015
Putting Makeup on the Fat BoyWright, BillSixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate. F Wrightfamily problems, cosmetics, Hispanics, Mexican Americans
Questions Within, TheSchaeffer, TeresaConstance feels alone and ashamed when she finds herself attracted to another girl in high school until she finds strength and pride in being gay.lesbians, high-low books, Cutting Edge series2012
Rainbow BoysSanchez, AlexThree high school seniors, a jock with a girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted gay, and a flamboyant gay rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting feelings about each other. F Sanchezgay youths, coming out, high school, alcoholism, friendship2001
Rainbow HighSanchez, AlexGay 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. gay youth, friendship, high school2003
Rainbow RoadSanchez, AlexWhile 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. F Sanchezroad trips, gay youth, friendship, vacations2005
ShineMyracle, LaurenWhen her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town.F Myraclehate crime, gay bashing, rural life, family problems, poverty
Short History of a Prince, TheHamilton, JaneWalter has dreamed of growing up to shine in the role of the Prince in The Nutcracker but struggles with the limits of his own talent and faces the knowledge that Mitch and Susan, his more gifted friends, have already surpassed him. dancers, ballet, homosexuality, farm life1998
Simon and the Homo Sapiens AgendaAlbertalli, BeckyWhen an e-mail falls into the wrong hands, not-so-openly gay Simon is blackmailed into being a classmate's wingman - or risk having his secret relationship exposed to the entire school.F Albertallicoming out, same sex attraction, friends, family, gay teens 2016
Sister MischiefGoode, LauraSmart, sassy Jewish lesbian lyricist at a Minnesota Christian high school rocks the house in a funny, coming-of-age story.F Goode, L.romance, friendship, music2011
SproutPeck, DaleMoving from Long Island to Kansas after his mother dies, a teenaged boy nicknamed Sprout is surprised to find new friends, a fascinating landscape, and romantic love. gay first relationship, school problems, death (of mom)2009
StickSmith, AndrewThirteen-year-old Stark "Stick" McClellan's brother has always defended him against those who tease him for his thinness and facial deformity, so when Bosten, having admitted he is gay, must leave home and their abusive parents, Stick sets out to find him.yesgay teens, runaways, child abuse, brothers, birth defects2011
Suicide Notes: A NovelFord, Michael ThomasFifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find he has been admitted to the psychiatric ward after trying to kill himself and is offended that anyone would think he has anything in common with the other "crazies" in the hospital with him, but as his stay lengthens he begins to see he is more like them than he thought.suicide, psychiatric hospitals, homosexuality, gay youth2008
Symptoms of Being HumanGarvin, Jeff"A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students"--Provided by publisher.F Garvingender fluidity, bullying, sex roles, blogs, high school, identity2016
Talk Koja, KatheHoping to escape from himself for awhile, Kit auditions for a controversial school play and discovers his talent for acting, struggles with coming out, and both he and his costar face crises in their view of themselves and in their close relationships. Told from two points of view. theater, coming out, gay youth, self-perception, high schools 2005
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should FeelFarizan, SaraLeila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. As an Iranian American, she's different enough; if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when beautiful new girl Saskia shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual. Struggling to sort out her growing feelings and Saskia's confusing signals, Leila confides in her old friend, Lisa, and grows closer to her fellow drama tech-crew members, especially Tomas, whose comments about his own sexuality are frank, funny, wise, and sometimes painful. Gradually, Leila begins to see that almost all her classmates are more complicated than they first appear to be, and many are keeping fascinating secrets of their own.F Farizanlove, friendship, high school, Iraniam Americans, lesbians, homosexulaity2015
They Call Me a HeroHernandez, DanielHernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir. His quick thinking saved her life until the paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital. His memoir explores his life, his character, and the traits that a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero. B HernandezGabrielle Giffiords, interns, heroes, courage, Arizona, Assassination attempts, bullying, 2013
Tips on having a Gay (ex)BoyfriendJones, CarrieBelle is a high school junior who expects to marry her long-term boyfriend one day, until he tells her and their entire small Maine town that he is gay, and both face prejudice and violence even as they enter new relationships and try to remain friends.F Jones, C.prejudice, dating, coming out
Two Boys KissingLevithan, DavidA chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.F Levithan,, gays, homosexulaity, social change2013
Unbearable LightnessDe Rossi, PortiaKnown for her roles on the hit TV shows "Ally McBeal" and "Arrested Development," de Rossi delivers a revelatory and searing account of the years she spent secretly suffering from bulimia, all the while living under the glare of Hollywood's bright lights. B De Rossi, 921 De Rossianorexia, bulima, Hollywood, stardom, lesbians2010
Vast Fields of Ordinary, TheBurd, NickThe 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. family problems, coming out, falling in love, divorce, Iowa, coming out2009
What Happened to Lani GarverSixteen-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.cancer, leukemia, lesbians, emotional problems, alcoholism, eating disorders2002
Wide AwakeLevithan, DavidIn 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. prejudice, politics, elections, social action, gay youth2006
Will Grayson, Will GraysonGreen, John and David LevithanWhen two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.F Green, J.romance, friendship, depression2010
You Could be MineFarizan, SaraIn Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.F Farizanlesbians Iran, sex reassignment2014
You Know Me WellLaCour, Nina
Promise Me SomethingKocek, SaraWhen Reyna Fey starts high school at a new school, she plans to keep to herself and help her father recover from the accident that almost killed him, but she did not expect to meet Olive, a brash, opinionated outcast, who befriends her. Soon, Reyna learns something about Olive that forces her to decide if her new friendship is worth becoming an outcast herself.F Kocekgay teens, peer pressure, friendship, high school students2015
Some Assembly RequiredAndrews, Arin"Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this teen memoir"--Provided by publisher.B Andrewstransgender youth2015
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