The pride guide : a guide to sexual and social health for LGBTQ youth / Jo Langford.Material type: TextPublisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, Description: xviii, 363 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781538110768; 1538110768Subject(s): Gays -- Social aspects | Gays -- Health and hygiene | Gays -- Violence against | Gay men -- Social aspects | Gay men -- Health and hygiene | Gay men -- Violence against | Lesbians -- Social aspects | Lesbians -- Health and hygiene | Lesbians -- Violence against | Bisexuals -- Social aspects | Bisexuals -- Health and hygiene | Bisexuals -- Violence against | Asexual people -- Social aspects | Asexual people -- Health and hygiene | Asexual people -- Violence against | Transgender people -- Social aspects | Transgender people -- Health and hygiene | Transgender people -- Violence against | Gender identity -- Social aspects | Sexual minority youth -- Social aspects | Sexual minority youth -- Psychology | Sexual minority youth -- Violence against | Transgender people -- Social aspects | Transgender people -- Health and hygiene | Transgender people -- Violence againstGenre/Form: Nonfiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Pride guide.DDC classification: 306.760835 LOC classification: HQ76.27.Y68 | L36 2018
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-353) and index.
Part one. "Born this way" : Biology ; Puberty ; If you were born with female reproductive parts ; If you were born with male reproductive parts ; Body image -- Part Two. "True colors" : Identity and the spectrum ; Expression and the spectrum -- Part three. "I'm coming out" : Coming out ; Coming out bi ; Coming out ace ; Coming out trans ; Transition ; Passing -- Part four. "Let's Have A Kiki" : Dating ; Relationships ; Intimate violence -- Part five. "Somewhere over the rainbow" : The sex part ; Abstinence and indulgence ; Casual sex -- Part six. "Closer to fine" : Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ; HIV/AIDS 101 ; Safer sex ; Sexual health -- Part seven. "Don't leave me this way" : Sexual harm ; Harassment, abuse, and assault ; Personal safety -- Part eight. "I Will Survive". : Sexualized harm ; Coping with minority stress ; The religion thing ; If your family is unsupportive -- Part Nine. "(Supermodel) You better work!" : Online safety ; Porn ; Digital citizenship -- Part ten. "We are family" (For parents) : Why this book is necessary ; LGBTQ 101 for parents ; Is my kid gay? ; Is my child trans? ; My kid came out, now what? ; The family that transitions together ; Parenting your queer kid.
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.
"The Pride Guide is an indispensable resource written explicitly for the almost 10 percent of teenagers who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, or any of the unique identities that are not heterosexual/cisgender. It explores sex, dating, relationships, puberty, and both physical and online safety. The issue today is not whether or not queer youth will get sex education; the issue is how and where they will gather information and whether or not the information they gather l will be applicable, reliable, or exploitative. Equipping teens and their families with knowledge and self-confidence, this book provides the best protection against the unfortunate backlash that is sometimes encountered by those who grow up queer."--Back cover.
"Sex education materials meant to explain important basics to kids are too-often not written with an empathic understanding of what those basics are. This is particularly obvious regarding books that include LGBTQ identities. Even when they do hit the mark, many have a limited scope and don't take into account the practical realities of developing sexuality. The Pride Guide is written explicitly for the almost ten percent of teenagers who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, or any of the unique identities that are not heterosexual/ cisgendered. It explores sex, dating, relationships, puberty, and both physical and online safety in one resource. The issue, today, is not whether or not queer youth will get sex education. The issue is how and where they will gather information and whether or not the information they gather with be applicable, unreliable, or exploitative. Equipping teens and their families with knowledge and self-confidence, this work provides the best protection against the unfortunate consequences that sometimes accompany growing up with an alternative gender or identity. With real-world information presented in a factual and humorous way, responsible adults can teach queer youth to (and how to) protect themselves, to find resources, to explore who they are, and to interact with the world around them while being true to themselves and respectful of others. Written with these issues in mind, The Pride Guide covers universal topics that apply to everyone, such as values clarification, digital citizenship, responsibility, information regarding abstinence as well as indulgence, and an understanding of the consequences and results of both action and inaction. For LGBTQ youth, this is a resource containing information on the unique issues queer youth face regarding what puberty looks like (particularly for trans youth), dating skills and violence, activism, personal safety, and above all, pride. Parents and other supportive adults who are motivated to educate themselves and who are interested in gaining some tools and skills around making these necessary conversations less uncomfortable and more effective will benefit from this book. The go-to resource for making informed decisions, The Pride Guide is indispensable for teens, parents, educators, and others hoping to support the safe journey of LGBTQ teens on their journey of discovery." -- Publisher information