Families and Diversity
Goal: To give multiple perspectives on resources for an in-depth personal and professional knowledge to create a positive GLBTQ Community.
Interventions with Families of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People: From the Inside Out.
by Andrew Gottlieb PHD, February 5, 2007, Routledge
Though much literature is devoted to assisting GLBTQ individuals, relatively little has focused on working with their family members. This book presents ten first-hand, in-depth personal and professional perspectives by educators, researchers, administrators, and practitioners discussing various ways of working with families of GLBTQ individuals. This book is an exploration of current research and innovative therapeutic approaches to work effectively with this unique population.
Interventions with GLBTQ depends on the 'inside out' experiences of professionals from multiple disciplines, showing different ways of addressing their special requirements. The author focuses on working with people through an understanding of their unique situations and building whatever help they want around them. The articles highlight the origins of national family support groups, research, supervision, and the different models for an individual, couples, or a family. Discussions explore therapist training, effective resolution of conflict, loss for the mothers whose child now identify as transgender, the adoption of an ally identity, heterosexual bias in treatment, and various approaches for transgender clients, their partners and family members.
Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing up Gay
by Paul Vitagliano, Quirk Books, 2012
This book is based on the popular blog of the same name, Born This Way presents 100 different memories of growing up LGBTQ. Childhood photographs are accompanied by a selection of bitter sweet, honest and funny personal stories. It is a Collection from the around the world dating 1940s to the present. The memoirs address the hardships of an unaccepting world and the achievement of self love and acceptance.
Born This Way allows a diverse group of people the courage and honesty to let the world know, "I was born this way and I've known it since I was very young, and this is my story." To my shock I learned from the book that Hitler sewed pink triangles into the uniforms of prisoners that were Gay to identify them.
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It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
by Dan Savage, Dutton, 2011
Many young people discover that it is not easy to grow up, and daily tormenting makes them feel lost and lonely. This is especially true for LGBTQ kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine a positive future.
After several tragic suicides by LGBTQ students who were bullied in school, columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller to create hope for LGBTQ youth facing harassment. Telling their stories of being tormented as teenagers, and how they both went on to live productive and happy adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project on YouTube and started a worldwide phenomenon. There are over 6,000 videos posted, and had over 20 million viewer in the first three months. This is a personal and honest book and written from the heart for LGBTQ youth worldwide. It is a show and tell, a collection of stories from a diverse group of people for LGBTQ youth. It reinforces that positivity, optimism and goals can be reached if they can just get through their teen years
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