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EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

PFLAG Tucson maintains a reserve of literature produced by PFLAG National that we make available free to the public.  This list of publications is below.  You can pick these up at our support meetings and at our information tables that we have at GLBT gatherings such as Pride in the Desert.  If you would like to receive any publication(s) by mail, please contact our Education Chair at education@pflagtucson.orgPFLAG National also has several of these publications available on-line as pdf files (these require Acrobat Reader to view).  Direct links to these are provided below.

Be Yourself
Bisexuality Resource Packet
Faith in Our Families
From Our House to the School House
Is Homosexuality a Sin?
Nuestras hijas y nuestros hijos
(Our Daughters and Sons translation)
Opening the Straight Spouse’s Closet
Our Daughters and Sons
Our Trans Children

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LIBRARY

PFLAG Tucson has a small library of books and other publications on a spectrum of GLBT issues that are available for loan.  Although we do not have all of the books listed below, we have many of them.  These are available at our support meetings.  The titles below are linked to Amazon.com's book descriptions (or to another appropriate web page) to give readers more information on what these books cover.

    | Bullying | Children | Gay Rights | General | Parents | Religion | Spouses | Transgender | Youth | Videos/CDs |
Bullying Online Resources  
Anti-Bullying Resources Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Anti-Bullying and Safe Schools Resources Southern Poverty Law Center
Bully Project The Bully Project
Bullying, Harassment, and School-Based Violence Safe Schools Coalition
Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for all PFLAG National
Claim Your Rights:  Report Bullying PFLAG National
LGBT Youth and Schools American Civil Liberties Union
Prevention and Tolerance:  A Counselor's Guide to Bullying Lina Parker
StopBullying.gov U.S. Government
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Children
Daddy’s Roommate Willhoite, Michael
Daddy’s Wedding Willhoite, Michael
Heather Has Two Mommies Newman, Leslea

How Would You Feel If Your Dad Was Gay?

Heron and Maran

Uncle What-Is-It Is Coming To Visit

Willhoite, Michael

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Gay Rights

  
Created Equal:  Why Gay Rights Matter to America Nava and Dawidoff
Gay America:  Struggling for Equality Alsenas, Linas
Gays and the Military Wolinsky and Sherrill, Editors
Gays Justice:  A Study of Ethics, Justice and the Law Mohr, Richard D.
Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement, The Adam, Barry D.
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General

  

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experiences

Griffin and Wirth

Breaking the Surface Louganis, Greg
Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child LaSala, Michael

Different Daughters:  A Book by Mothers of Lesbians

Rafkim

Homophobia:  How We All Pay the Price Blumenfeld, Warren J.
How Homophobia Hurts Children:  Nurturing Diversity at Homes, at School, and in Our Community Baker, Jean (local author)

Is It A Choice?  Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People

Marcus, Eric

Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out Drucker, Jane Levy
Now That You Are Out of the Closet:  What About the Rest of the House? Handel, Linda

Outing Yourself:  How to Come out as a Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends, and Coworkers

Signorile, M.

Silent Lives:  How High a Price? For Personal Reflections and Group Discussions about Sexual Orientation

Boesser, Sarah L.

Straight from the Heart:  A Love Story

Jackson-Paris, R. and B.

The Well Of Loneliness, A 1920s Classic of Lesbian Fiction

Hall, Raddyffe

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Parents

Family Heart, The

Dew, Robb F.

Family Outing:  A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families

Bono, Chastity

Family Secrets:  Gay Sons - A Mother's Story

Baker, Jean M. (local author)

Honor Thy Children:  One Family's Journey to Wholeness

Fumia, Molly

Is Your Family Like Mine?

Abramchik, Lois

Now That You Know:  A Parent's Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children Fairchild and Haywood

Prayers For Bobby:  A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son

Aarons, Leroy

Straight Parents, Gay Children:  Keeping Families Together

Bernstein, Robert. A.

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Religious Issues

Blessed Bi Spirit:  Bisexual People of Faith Kolodny, Debra, Editor
Can Homophobia be Cured? Wrestling With Questions That Challenge the Church Hilton, Bruce
The Children are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same-Sex Relationships Miner and Connoley

Embracing The Exile:  Healing Journeys of Gay Christians

Fortunato, John E.

The Good Book:  Reading the Bible With Mind and Heart Gomes, Peter J.

The New Testament and Homosexuality:  Contextual Background for Contemporary Debate

Scroggs, Robin

Preacher’s Son, The

Adams, Marc

Stranger at the Gate:  To be Gay and Christian in America

White, Mel

What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality Helminiak, Daniel A.
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Spouses

From Wedded Wife To Lesbian Life:  Stories of Transformation

Abbott and Farmer

Is He Straight?  A Checklist for Women Who Wonder

Kaye, Bonnie

My Husband is Gay:  A Woman's Survival Guide

Grever, Carol

The Other Side Of The Closet:  The Coming Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families

Buxton, A. P.

When Husbands Come Out of the Closet

Gochros, Jean Schaar

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Transgender

Helping Your Transgender Teen:  A Guide for Parents Krieger, Irwin
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals Brill and Pepper (highest rated book on transgender children)

Trans Forming Families:  Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones

Boenke, Mary (Ed.)

The Woman I Was Not Born to Be:  A Transsexual Journey Brevard, A.
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Youth

Bridges of Respect

American Friends Service Committee

Death By Denial:  Studies of Suicide in Gay and Lesbian Teenagers

Remafedi, Gary (Ed.)

Free Your Mind

Bass, Kaufma

Lesbian And Gay Youth (Care and Counseling)

Ryan and Futterman

Not Like Other Boys:  Growing up Gay, A Mother and Son Look Back

Shyer, Chris and Marlene

One Teenager In 10:  Writings by Lesbian and Gay Youth

Heron, Ann

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