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LGBTQ : the survival guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens
Uniform Title:
Rev. & updated 3rd ed.
Physical Description:
viii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Previous editions published under the title: GLBTQ.
LGBTQ 101 -- Transgender and nonbinary teens -- Homophobia and transphobia -- Coming out -- Life at school -- LGBTQ friends -- Dating and relationships -- Sex and sexuality -- Staying healthy -- Religion and culture -- Work, college, and beyond.
Added Author:
Huegel Madrone provides realistic advice for teens who are LGBTQ, questioning whether they might be, or are just interested in knowing more about LGBTQ history and rights. Also included are practical suggestions on dealing with homophobia; dating; creating a more accepting school environment; and reconciling your sexual/gender identity with cultural and religious beliefs.


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Book 306.766 HUE 1 1
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LGBTQ is the indispensable resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens - and their allies. This fully revised and updated third edition includes current information on LGBTQ terminology, evolving understandings of gender identity and sexual identity, LGBTQ rights, and much more. Other advice covers topics such as coming out, confronting prejudice, getting support, making healthy choices, and thriving in school and beyond.

Resources point the way to books and websites with more information, and quotes from LGBTQ teens (and allies) share stories of personal experiences. Created with input from PFLAG, GLSEN, GLAAD, and others, this book is for young people who are beginning to question their sexual orientation or gender identity, those who are ready to work for LGBTQ rights, and those who may need advice, guidance, or reassurance that they are not alone.

Author Notes

Kelly Huegel Madrone is a freelance writer, writing coach, and speaker. She has worked for the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., chapter of PFLAG, where she helped provide support and educational services for LGBTQ people and their families. The author of two books and more than 100 published articles, Kelly has a special passion for working with teens. She holds a degree in secondary education, is a licensed massage therapist and massage educator, has a certificate in plant-based nutrition, and is a martial arts black belt. Kelly lives in New Mexico with her wife Mala and their daughter. Kelly welcomes readers to follow her updates on LGBTQ politics and people, to message her direct via Twitter @GLBTQguide, or to subscribe to her newsletter at

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-This affirming guide covers a wide range of topics, educating readers and helping them become better advocates for themselves. Using the acronym LGBTQ and the word queer, this updated and revised third edition includes updated data and emphasizes evolving concepts and understandings of gender and sexuality, advances in LGBTQ rights, cultural shifts and changing attitudes, and a look at a wider range of experience and identity. With information from experts, advice from advocacy groups, and stories from teenagers, chapters tackle accepting and questioning identity, trans and nonbinary teens, what to consider when coming out, harassment and bullying, finding community, dating (including a look at relationship violence), sex and sexually transmitted infections, mental health, and religious life. The part about work and college life contains details on rights and discrimination and tips on finding the right company or college. Pull quotes, text boxes, and subheadings break up the dense text. Some identities, such as intersex, asexual, aromantic, and others along those spectrums, receive less space than the LGBTQ identities of the title. This useful resource is aimed at queer teens, but those seeking to provide a welcoming, affirming environment for LGBTQ youth will also find this indispensable. VERDICT This sensitive, frank, and supportive volume belongs in every library.-Amanda MacGregor, Parkview Elementary School, Rosemount, MN © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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