There are many avenues for beginning to address one’s sexual abuse or assault, but sometimes websites and books offers the security of anonymity while providing information and validation.


parents of LGBTQ resources.

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids by Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo 

Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child by Telaina Eriksen 

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child by Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D. 

Join a local PFLAG Chapter: 

Engage with resources through the Family Acceptance Project at:  

young adult LGBTQ books.

(Appropriate age range in parenthesis)

Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings 

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin 

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens 

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz 

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst 

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee  

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee 

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (and its sequel) 

All Out: the no longer secret stories of queer teens throughout the ages edited by Saundra Mitchell (anthology with a lot of great authors) 

Ash by Malinda Lo  

Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak 

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black  

Tell me again how a crush should feel by Sarah Farizan 

Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner 

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein 

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera  

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann  

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz 

As the Crow Flies by Melaine Gillman (13-17) 

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (14-18) 

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro (14-18) 

20 of the Best LGBT Graphic Novels of 2018 

LGBT YA Books 

100 Must Read LGBTQIA YA Books  

Masterlist to Google by Identity/Orientation 

books for children with same gender parents.

(Appropriate age range in parenthesis)

Antonio’s Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto González (7-10) [Bilingual book

A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary (4-7) 

Donovan’s Big Day by Lesléa Newman  (3-7) 

And Tango Makes Three by Henry Cole (2-5) 

Daddy, Papa, and Me by Lesléa Newman (0-5) 

Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman (3-7) 

Mommy, Mama, and Me by Lesléa Newman (0-5) 

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer (5-6) 

books for children with LGBTQ+ characters.

(Appropriate age range in parenthesis)

Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman (4-8) 

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom (3-8)

Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids (3-8) 

George by Alex Gino (9-12) 

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack (4-8) 

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill (9-12) 

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders (4-8) 

The Boy & The Bindi by Vivek Shraya (4-8) 

I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings (4-8) 

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (4-8) 

Large Fears by Myles E. Johnson (4-8) 

Maiden Voyage by Jaimee Poipoi, Adam Reynolds, and Chaz Harris (5-10) 

Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman (2-5) 

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community by Gayle E. Pitman (4-8) 

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis (3-8) 

The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy by S. Bear Bergman (3-8) 

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams (6-12) 

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (9-12) 

The Misfits by James Howe (9-14) 

Better Nate Than Never by Tim Federle (9-12) 

They She He Me, Free to Be! by Maya and Matthew Gonzales (3-7) 

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman (4-8) 

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (10-14) 

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley (10-14) 

Drama by Raina Telgemeir (10-14) 

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake (10-13) 

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (12 and up) 

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bill Wright (12 and up) 

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (12-17) 


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