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LGBT+ Learning for grownups

This Book is Gay
What’s the T?
The Gender Games
Juno Dawson

These books, written by activist and author Juno Dawson, offer an excellent, detailed and easy-to-understand overview of LGBT+ issues.


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

“This is a great introductory book for parents who are brand new to all things LGBT. It conveys a lot of very basic information in a question and answer format that serves as a good jumping-off point for parents who have recently had a child come out. The book is filled with real-life examples from gay kids and their parents. The authors also have several helpful videos on YouTube if you want to explore more after reading the book.”



Ted Talk:  Why Kids Need to Learn About Gender and Sexuality



Ted Talk: Toilets, Bowties, Gender and Me



Raising Kids Who Care: Practical conversations for exploring stuff that matters, together
Susy Lee

“Imagine knowing what your kids care about, having them listen to what you care about, then doing something about it, together! Communication and connection are the key, and this is exactly what this book allows you to do. It guides you through 40 conversations to have with your kids, ones that really matter. You will start having meaningful fun, learn to build friendships, grow in contentment, explore issues, and decide how to make an authentic contribution to the world, together. When you start having the conversations in this book, your kids will start changing their world (which will in turn change yours too)!”



Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes
Cristinia Spears-Brown

“A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers. Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively Impacts Kids.”



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

Unconditional provides parents of a LGBTQ child with a framework for helping their LGBTQ child navigate a world that isn’t always welcoming. Tips from a mother with experience, who explains what she and her husband have learned through experience, including how to deal with gay children coming out, tips on confronting bullying of gay children, guidance on becoming an advocate for gay children, and advice on building a support system in a gay family.  Also covers the science on gender and how to help a transgender child through the various stages of development.”



Raising Boys in the 21st Century
Steve Biddulph

“Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly – and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys.”



Sex Ed for Grown-Ups: How to Talk to Children and Young People about Sex and Relationships
Jonny Hunt

“Sex Ed for Grown-Ups is an open and honest guide that empowers adults to talk to young people about all things sex and relationships. Sex Ed for Grown-Ups is essential reading for parents, teachers, youth workers, social workers and any adult who wants to have well-informed and positive conversations with the children and young people in their lives.”