Long before the “It Gets Better” video campaign, the library had resources on the shelf for teens and parents to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens.
- Hear me out : true stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia : a project of Planned Parenthood of Toronto
- GLBTQ* : the survival guide for queer & questioning teens
- Two teenagers in twenty : writings by gay and lesbian youth
- Understanding sexual identity : a book for gay teens and their friends
- What if someone I know is gay? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian
- Outspoken : role models from the lesbian and gay community
- The shared heart : portraits and stories celebrating lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people
For parents and other supporters:
- Loving someone gay
- Always my child: a parent’s guide to understanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning son or daughter
- Mom, Dad. I’m gay: how families negotiate coming out
- Now that you know: a parents’ guide to understanding their gay and lesbian children
- Coming out to parents: a two-way survival guide for lesbians and gay men and their parents
Now the library has the new book edited by the It Gets Better founders Dan Savage and Terry Miller — a companion to the Youtube videos –It Gets Better: coming out, overcoming bullying and creating a life worth living. Just skimming through this collection of original essays and expanded testamonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people was an uplifting experience.