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Jackson, Richie

Summary: "When Richie Jackson's son born through surrogacy comes out to him at the age of 18, Richie - now in his 50s, a successful producer and happily married - feels compelled to write him a letter. Gay Like Me is both a celebration of gay identity and a sorrowful warning. Jackson talks of his own progress and growth as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural change. We've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACKSON, RICHIE JAC

Singh, Anneliese A.

Summary: Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. Packed with evidence-based activities and exercises, The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook makes years of research on resilience accessible to queer and transgender adults. This book teaches readers to challenge internalized negative messages, handle stress, embrace who they are, remove obstacles from their life, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 SIN

Halkitis, Perry N.

Summary: Out in Time explores the life experiences of three generations of gay men --the Stonewall, AIDS, and Queer generations-- arguing that while there are generational differences in the lived experiences of young gay men, each one confronts its own unique historical events, realities, and socio-political conditions, there are consistencies across time that define and unify the identity formation of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 HAL

Summary: Boy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents. His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BOY

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BOY

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BOY

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BOY

Summary: After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay". Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people, both gay and straight, often wish for a different voice. What starts as a personal journey becomes a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DO

Conley, Garrard

Summary: "A poignant account by a survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experienced that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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Johnson, George M. (George Matthew)

Summary: A first book by the prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist shares personal essays that chronicle his childhood, adolescence and college years as a Black queer youth, exploring subjects ranging from gender identity and toxic masculinity to structural marginalization and Black joy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 JOH

Ziyad, Hari

Summary: "An eloquent, restless, and enlightening memoir by one of the most thought-provoking journalists today about growing up Black and queer in America, reuniting with the past, and coming of age their own way. One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛiṣhṇa mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2021

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Hagio, Moto

Summary: "The setting: A boys' boarding school in Germany, sometime in the mid-20th Century. One winter day, fourteen year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death, immediately after sending a single, brief letter to another boy at the school: 'To Juli, one last time. This is my love. This is the sound of my heart. Surely you must understand'"--Publisher's web site.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 HEA

Lipkin, Arthur.

Contents: Introduction -- Homophobia and heterosexism -- Homosexualities -- Counseling GLBT students and their families -- Gay teachers and gay families -- Effective school reforms -- Progress and resistance -- Changing the curriculum.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.826 LIP

Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: "Ben Carver is back to normal. He's getting all As in his classes at the Natick School. He was just elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a big scholarship for college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg last semester is over now, and he just needs to be a Carver, work hard, and stay focused. Except ... There's Hannah, a gorgeous girl who...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC KON

Als, Hilton.

Summary: Analyzes literature, history, culture, entertainment, race, and gender through the lens of people the author terms "white girls," including Louise Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Richard Pryor, Malcolm X, and Michael Jackson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McSweeneys Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 ALS

Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: Ben Carver returns for the spring semester at the exclusive Natick School in Massachusetts determined to put his relationship with Rafe Goldberg behind him and concentrate on his grades and the award that will mean a full scholarship--but Rafe is still there, there is a girl named Hannah whom he meets in the library, and behind it all is his relationship with his distant, but demanding father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KON

Summary: Two former leaders of an "ex-gay" ministry expose and ridicule therapies and techniques used by some Christian organizations to attempt to change the sexual orientation of homosexuals along with commentary from gay leaders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 1993

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ONE

Sanchez, Alex

Summary: Jake Hyde yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown in New Mexico for a college on the coast. While his family and friends encourage him to stay, he must deal with his secrets of being gay and some strange new blue markings on his skin giving him a glow when he touches water.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 SAN

Smith, Rachelle Lee

Summary: A photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, ages 14-24, identifying as queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning), Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus presents portraits without judgment or stereotype by eliminating environmental influence with a stark white backdrop. This backdrop acts as a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PM Press 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 307.7 SMI

Langford, Jo

Summary: Jo Langford offers a complete guide to sexual and social development, safety, and health for LGBTQ youth and those who love and support them. Written from a practical perspective, the author explores the realities of teen sexuality, particularly that of trans teens, and provides guidance and understanding for parents and kids alike.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.7 LAN

Atta, Dean

Summary: "Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he's navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican--but never quite feeling Greek or Black enough. As he gets older, Michael's coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs--and the Black Flamingo is born. Told with raw...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzar + Bray, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ATT

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ATT

Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help a Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father, and which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom; the boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding--and by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KON

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