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Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Bruce Bagemihl, 1999.
Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military. Randy Shilts, 2005.
Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians. Louise Rafkin, 2001.
Is It a Choice? Eric Marcus, 2005.
Loving Someone Gay. Donald H. Clark, 1997.
Mama’s Boy, Preachers Son. Kevin Jennings, 2006.
One Teacher in 10. Kevin Jennings, 1994.
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. Anne Fausto-Sterling, 2000.
The Preacher’s Son. Marc Adams, Seattle, Window Books, 1996.

Transgender 101; A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. Nicholas M. Teich, 2012.

Trans-Kin: A guide for Family and Friends of Transgendered People. Elenor Hubbard and Cameron Whitley, 2012.
When I Knew. Robert Trachtenberg, 2005.
When the Drama Club is Not Enough: Lessons from the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students. Jeff Perrotti & Kim Westheimer, 2001


For Parents

Are You Still My Mother? Are You Still My Family? Gloria Guss Back, 1985.

Above All Things: The Journey of an Evangelical Christrain Mother and Her Gay Daughter. Shari Johnson, 2012.
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experiences.
 Carolyn Welch Griffin, 1997.
My Son Eric: A Mother Struggles to Accept Her Gay Son and Discovers Herself. Mary V. Borhek, Christine M. Smith, 2001.
Now That You Know: A Parents' Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children. Betty Fairchild, Nancy Hayward, 1998.

Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. John Schwartz, 2012
Parents of the Homosexual. David K. Switzer, Shirley Switzer, 1981.
Plying Dress Up Laurie Clessen, 2012.
Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together. Robert A. Bernstein, 2003.
The Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out. Robb Forman Dew, 1995.


Coming Out

Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay and Lesbian History for High School and College Students. Kevin Jennings, 1994.
Blue Coyote.
Liza Ketchum, 2004.

Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming-Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, & Their Families. Chastity Bono, Billie Fitzpatrick, 1999.
Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies. Ellen Bass, Kate Kaufman, 1996.
From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up . Ted Gideonse & Rob Williams, 2006.
The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families. Amity Pierce Buxton, 1994.


Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out. Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu, 1991.
Bisexuality: A Reader and Sourcebook. Thomas Geller, 1991.
Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World. Robyn Ochs and Sarah Rowley, 2005.

Transgender, Intersex

Intersex in the Age of Ethics. Alice Domurat Dreger, 1999.
Lessons from the Intersexed. Suzanne J. Kessler, 1998.
Middlesex. Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002.
My Husband Betty. Betty Boyd, 2003.
She’s Not There. Jennifer Finney Boylan, 2003.
Trans-Forming Families: Real Stories about Transgendered Loved Ones. Mary Boenke, (editor), 2003.
Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not. Joanne Herman, 2009
True Selves: Understanding Transexualism.
Mildred L. Brown & Chloe Ann Rounsley, 2003.

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle, and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children, edited by Rachel Pepper, 2012.
Two Sprits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance. Marsha Aizumi, 2012.


Comprehensive bibliography taken from our groundbreaking religious conference held on October 30, 2012: Pastoral Counseling for LGBT Youth and Their Families

Above All Things: The Journey of an Evangelical Christian Mother & Her Gay Daughter, Shari Johnson, 2012 
But Lord, They're Gay. Sylvia Pennington, 1983.
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe. John Boswell, 2005.
God Did Too Make Adam & Steve. Denny Smith, 2004.
Homosexuality & Christian Faith. Walter Wink (editor), 1999.
Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? Another Christian View. Letha D. Scanzoni, Virginia R. Mollenkott, 1994.
More than Welcome. Maurine C. Waun, 1999.
Stranger at the Gate. Mel White, New York, Plume, 1994.
The Children are Free. Reverend Jeff Miner & John Tyler Connoley, 2002.
The Church and the Homosexual. John J. McNeill, 1993.
What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality. Daniel A. Helminiak, 2000.


Courting Equality, A Documentary of America's First Legal Same-Sex Marriages. Patricia Gozemba and Karen Kahn, 2007.
Just Married.
Kevin & Joe Varnell Bourassa, 2002.
What is Marriage For? The Strange Social History of Our Most Intimate Institution. E. J. Graff, 2004.

For Children/Young Readers

And Tango Makes Three. Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, 2005.
Daddy's Roommate.
Michael Willhoite, 1991.

Heather Has Two Mommies: 10th Anniversary Edition.
Leslea Newman, Diane Souza, 2000.

King & King.
Linda de Haan, Stern Nijland, 2002.

Twelve Days in August.
Liza Ketchum, 2004.

For Teens


The Side Door. Jan Donley, 2010.

If I Told You So. Timothy Woodward, 2011


From Our Chapters



Gender born, gender made, Ehrensaft, Diane, 2011
Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not, Herman, Joanne, 2009
Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why.  The Science of Sexual Orientation, LeVay, Simon, 2011
Born This Way.  Real Stories of Growing Up Gay, Vitangliano, Paul, 2012
Coming Around.  Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Kids, Dohrenwend, Anne, PhD, 2012
Trans-Kin.  A Guide for Family & Friends of Transgender People, Hubbard, Eleanor and Whitley, Cameron, Ed., 2012
Dear Bully:  Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories, Metcalf, Dawn, 2011
GLBTQ:  The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Teens, Huegel, Kelly, 2011
Is It a Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay & Lesbian People, Marcus, Eric, 2005
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About their Experiences, Griffin, Carolyn, & Wirth, Marian, 1997
Straight Parents, Gay Children, Bernstein, Robert, 1995
The Shared Heart: Portraits & Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Young People, Mastoon, Adam, 2001
Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter, Jennings, Kevin, 2002
Coming Out, Coming Home, LaSala, Michael, Ph.D., 2010
GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens, Huegel, Kelly, 2011
Transgender 101:  A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue, Teich, Nicholas, 2012
The Transgender Child:  A Handbook for Families & Professionals, Brill, Stephanie and Pepper, Rachel, 2008
The Family Heart, Dew, Robb Forman, 1994
Free Your Mind – The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth—and Their Allies, Bass, Ellen and Kaufman, Kate, 1996

Books recommended by author Alex Sanchez






Jeff Perrotti and Kim Westheimer, authors, speak at Greater Boston PFLAG's Pride and Passion fundraiser.