Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents

Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents

Let’s Get This Straight reaches out to young people with one or more gay, lesbian, bi, or trans parents to provide them with the tools to combat homophobia, take pride in their alternative family structures, and speak out against injustice.

Author: Tina Fakhrid-Deen with COLAGE Source: www.sealpress.com Website: http://www.colage.org Origin Country: USA Publish Date: 2010 Publication City: Berkeley Languages: .Resource Type: , . Last Modified: 2010-12-30

Let’s Get This Straight reaches out to young people with one or more gay, lesbian, bi, or trans parents to provide them with the tools to combat homophobia, take pride in their alternative family structures, and speak out against injustice. This short but thorough book profiles forty-five diverse youth and young adults, all of whom voice their opinions and provide advice for other youth living in LGBTQ households. Let’s Get This Straight also includes probing questions, fun activities, engaging quizzes, and reflective journal sections for youth to share their feelings and experiences about having a gay parent.

By reading this book, readers will learn how to:

# identify and overcome barriers to having a gay parent
# address discrimination and heterosexism
# build a strong self-esteem and sense of belonging
# communicate effectively with their parents and individuals outside of the LGBTQ community
# access resources and support for their families
# respond effectively when challenged about being in a sexual minority family
# reduce the isolation, fear, shame, and confusion that can be associated with having gay parents