PFLAG Recommended Readings

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General

The Beloved and 'Bent': Families Learning to Accept Lesbians and Gays. Allen-Thompson, Pam and Di Allen-Thompson, LPCC. Ed. Diversity Press, Toledo, 1996. **
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About their Experiences. Griffin, Caroyln Welch, and Marian J. and Arthur G. Wirth. St. Martin's Press, 1996. **
Family: A Portrait of Gay and Lesbian America. Andrews, Nancy. Harper. San Francisco, 1994.
Friends and Family: True Stories of Gay America's Straight Allies. Woog, Dan. Alyson Publications, 1999. **
Hearing Us Out: Voices from the Gay and Lesbian Community. Sutton, Roger. Little, Brown and Company, 1994.
Is It a Choice? : Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People. Marcus, Eric. San Francisco: Harper, 1999.
Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together. Bernstein, Robert A. Thunder's Mouth Press, 1995. **
Trans Forming Families: Real Stories about Transgendered Loved One. Boenke, Mary, ed. Walter Trook Publishing, 1999. **
Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools. Lipkin, Arthur. Westview Press, 1999.
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About their Experiences. Griffin, Caroyln Welch, and Marian J. and Arthur G. Wirth. St. Martin's Press, 1996. **
Coming Out as Parents: You and Your Homosexual Child. Switzer, David K. Westminster/John Knox Press, 1996.
A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridge the Divide between Gay and Straight. Powers, Bob and Alan Ellis. New York and London, 1996.
The Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out. Dew, Robb Forman. Ballantine Books, 1995. Audiotape available from Simon & Schuster. **
Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality. Fairchild, Betty and Nancy Hayward. Harcourt Brace Javanovich, 1989. **
Out of the Closet - Into Our Hearts. Siegel, Laura and Nancy Lamkin Olson. Leyland Publications, 2001. **
Something to Tell You - The Road that Families Travel When a Child is Gay. Herdt, Gilbert and Bruce Koff. Columbia University Press, 2000.
Summer at the End of the World. Kingdon, Kirsten. Banta & Pool, LLC, 2000. **

Religion and Homosexuality

Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith. Kolodny, Debra R., ed. Continuum, 2000. **
Can Homophobia Be Cured? Wrestling with Questions that Challenge the Church. Hilton, Bruce. Abington Press, 1992.
Coming Out as Sacrament. Glaser, Chris R. Westminster/John Knox Press. 1988.
Coming Out to God. Glaser, Chris R. Westminster/John Knox Press. 1991.
Equal Rites: Lesbian & Gay Worship, Ceremonies & Celebrations. Kitredge, Cherry and Zalmon Sherwood, eds. Westminster John Knox Press, 1995.
The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind & Heart. Gomes, Rev. Peter. William Morrow Co. Inc., 1996.
Homosexuality and Christian Faith. Wink, Walter, ed. Fortress Press, 1999.
Homosexuality and Religion. Hasbany, Richard, ed. Haworth Press, 1990. In God's Image: Christian Witness to the Need for Gay/Lesbian Equality in the Eyes of the Church. Cromey, Robert Warren. Alamo Square Press, 1991.
Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian Response. Scanzoni, Letha and Virginia R. Mollenkott. Harper San Francisco, 1994.
A Journey to Moriah. Murray, Rhea and Gary Pool. Banta and Pool, LLC, 1998. **
The Lord is My Shepard and He Knows I'm Gay. Perry, Rev. Troy D. Universal Fellowship Press, 1997.
Pastor, I Am Gay. Bess, Rev. Howard H. Palmer Publishing Company, 1995. **
Stranger at the Gate. White, Rev. Mel, Simon & Schuster, 1995.
The Spirit & the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture. Williams, Walter L. Beacon Press, 1992.
Taking a Chance on God. McNeill, John. Beacon Press, 1998.
Twice Blessed: On Being Gay & Jewish. Balka, Christie and Andy Rose, eds. Beacon Press, 1989.
What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality. Helminiak, Daniel, Ph.D. Alamo Square Press, 1994.

For GLBT People

Becoming A Man: Half A Life Story. Monette, Paul. Harper Collins, 1992.
Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out. Hutchins, Loraine and Lani Kaahumanu, eds. Alyson Publications, 1991.
Coming Out to Parents. Borhek, Mary. Pilgrim Press, 1993.
Family Outing. Bono, Chastity with Billie Fitzpatrick. Little, Brown and Company, 1998.
Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong. Preston, John, ed. Penguin, 1991.
Now That You're Out of the Closet, What About the Rest of the House? Linda Handel. Sourcebooks, 2000.
Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends, and Coworkers. Signorile, Michelangelo. Random House, 1995.
Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life. Betty Berzon, ed. Celestial Arts, 1992.
Testimonies: A Collection of Lesbian Coming Out Stories. Barber, Karen and Sarah Holmes, eds. Alyson Publications, 1994.
Revelations: A Collection of Gay Male Coming Out Stories. Saks, Adrian and Wayne Curtis, eds. Alyson Publications, 1994.
Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Gay and Lesbian Americans. Sherman, Phillip. Fletcher Press New York, 1994.
The Final Closet: The Gay Parent's Guide for Coming Out to Their Children. Corley, Rip. Editech Press, 1990.
From Wedded Wife to Lesbian Life: Stories of Transformation. Abbott, Deborah and Ellen Farmer. Crossing Press, 1995.

For Straight Spouses

My Husband is Gay: A Woman's Guide to Surviving the Crisis. Grever, Carol. The Crossing Press, 2001.
The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses. Pierce, Amity Buxton. Wiley, 1994. **
The Truth Shall Set You Free: A Memoir. Whitehead, Sally Lowe. Harper San Francisco, 1997.

For GLBT Youth

Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence. Bauer, Marion Dane, ed. Harper Collins, 1994.
Annie On My Mind. Garden, Nancy. Harper Collins, 1992.
Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay and Lesbian History for High School and College Students. Jennings, Kevin, ed. Alyson Publications, 1994.
Being Different: Lambda Youths Speak Out. Brimmer, Larry D. Grolier, 1995.
Children of Horizons: How Gay and Lesbian Teens are Leading a New Way Out. Herdt, Gilbert and Andrew Boxer. Beacon Press, 1993.
Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies. Bass, Ellen and Kate Kaufman. Harper Perennial, 1996.
Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology. Singer, Bennett L., ed. The New Press, 1993.
In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth. Gray, Mary L. The Haworth Press, 1999.
Joining the Tribe: Growing Up Gay & Lesbian in the '90s. Due, Linnea. Anchor Books, 1995.
The Journey Out: A Book for & About Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Teens. Pollack, Rachel and Cheryl Schwartz. Puffin Books, 1995.
Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults. Day, Frances Ann. Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticutt, 2000. **
Understanding Sexual Identity: A Book for Gay and Lesbian Teens. Rench, Janice. Lerner, 1990.
Young, Gay & Proud! Romesburg. Dan A., ed. Alyson Publications, 1995.

Education

Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools. Lipkin, Arthur. Westview Press, 1999. Young, Gay & Proud! Romesburg. Dan A., ed. Alyson Publications, 1995.

For Transgender People & Their Families

Trans Forming Families: Real Stories about Transgendered Loved One. Boenke, Mary. ed. Walter Trook Publishing, 1999. **
True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism for Family, Friends, Coworkers and Helping Professionals. Brown, Mildred and Chloe Ann Rounsley. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1996.
Crossdressing, Sex, and Gender. Bullough, Vernon and Bonnie. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 1993.
Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female. Burke, Phyllis. New York: Doubleday, 1996.
Confessions of a Gender Defender: A Psychologist's Reflections on Life Among the Trangendered. Ettner, Randi. Evanston, IL: Chicago Spectrum, 1996.
Intersex in the Age of Ethics. Dreger, Alice Domerat, Ph.D. ed. Hagerstown, MD: University Publishing Group, 2000.
Mom, I Need to Be a Girl. Lindenmuth, Evelyn. Trook Publishing, 1998. **
Social Services with Transgendered Youth. Mallon, Gerald P. Harrington Press, 1999.
Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers. Paisely, Currah and Shannon Minter. National Center for Lesbian Rights, 870 Market Street, Suite 570, San Francisco, CA 94102 - www.nclrights.org.
The Uninvited Dilemma: A Question of Gender. Stuart, Kim. Portland OR: Metamorphous Press, 1983.