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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Call Number: HQ77.9 .K85 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.
African and African American
Call Number: New Book Shelf HQ77.8.M63 A3 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she publicly stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Since then, Mock has gone from covering the red carpet for People.com to advocating for all those who live within the shadows of society. Redefining Realness offers a bold new perspective on being young, multiracial, economically challenged and transgender in America.
Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me
Call Number: New Book Shelf HQ 77.8 .M63 A3 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world, without a road map to guide her. Despite her disadvantages, fueled by her dreams and inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City while holding her truth close. She builds a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing--within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color.
There Should Be Flowers
Call Number: New Book Shelf PS 3605 .S633 A61 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-15
Espinoza's debut is an interrogation of the world and the self at once. Here, the body is a fixation, as if to look away from it, even briefly, is to risk having it erased. As such, this is a book of unblinking human preservation, and how we trespass ourselves seeking safer spaces.
Asian and Pacific Islander
Queer Voices from Japan
Call Number: HQ 76.3 .J3 Q46 2007
Publication Date: 2007-03-26
Queer Voices from Japan examines the wide range of queer voices in Japan, and the longevity that these minority communities have enjoyed in society. Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker bring together historical and contemporary narratives that contribute to the study of sexual identities in Japan.
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
Call Number: PN 6790 .J33 N243713 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-06
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist's burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers.
Islam and Homosexuality
Call Number: BP 188.15 H65 I75 2010
Publication Date: 2009-11-12
An extensive collection of essays that examines the place of homosexuality in the contemporary and classical Muslim world. Includes the work of 21 contributors, each a groundbreaking scholar on this multifaceted subject, and a foreword by Parvez Sharma, filmmaker of A Jihad for Love.
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Kick-Ass Queer Teens
Call Number: Juvenile F Mit
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
Asian and Pacific Islander
Call Number: PR 9440.9 S42 F86 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-19
The second son of a privileged family in Sri Lanka, Arjie prefers staging make-believe wedding pageants with his female cousins to battling balls with the other boys. Bewildered by his incipient sexual awakening, mortified by the bloody Tamil-Sinhalese conflicts that threaten to tear apart his homeland, Arjie painfully grows toward manhood and an understanding of his own “different” identity.
Call Number: DVD 1065
is a compelling story that follows the struggles transgender teens face every day. In the end, Johanna refuses to let her mother’s rejection define her life and she continues the journey toward becoming comfortable in her own skin. She finds mentors and a family-of-choice who love and support her and enable her to thrive. Johanna’s story is as beautiful as she is, and will leave you hopeful that we can build communities that accept all of our children just the way they are. Read Sophie's review here.
Asian and Pacific Islander
Call Number: DVD 1064
In 1984, Richard Fung released his seminal first documentary Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians
, the first documentary to explore the experiences and perspectives of queer Asians in North America. Capturing pivotal moments in Toronto’s history, it presents an intimate portrait of the texture of gay live and politics at that time. Re:Orientations
revisits seven of the original participants as they reflect on their lives and all that has changed over the intervening three decades. Read Sophie's review here.
Call Number: DVD 1295
follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identities in Tel Aviv. Determined to change their reality, the three friends form a group called ’Qambuta’, a non-violent, cultural resistance movement fighting for gender and national equality. Through their activism they address what it’s like to grow up with the burden of a multi-faceted identity. Read Lara's review here.
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