Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), it’s even harder. When do you decide to come out? To whom? Will your friends accept you? And how on earth do you meet people to date? Updated in 2018, Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBT teens come out to friends and family, navigate their new LGBT social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and rise up against bigotry and homophobia. Queer also includes personal stories from the authors and sidebars on queer history. This updated and revised edition is a must-read for any teen who thinks they might be queer - or knows someone who is. * YALSA Quick Picks Nomination 2012 * ALA Rainbow Book List 2012 * YALSA Popular Paperbacks nomination 2014
About the Author
Kathy Belge coauthored the book Lipstick & Dipstick’s Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships, and writes on lesbian life for Curve magazine and About.com.
Marke Bieschke has worked as an editor at Gay.com, PlanetOut.com, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
“Hello, I’m 16 and I just finished Queer. I probably sound weird as hell but I just wanted to say thank you…since I come from a fairly homophobic area I’ve not had any help really, or anything explained to me when it comes to stuff like this, even though I know I’ve liked girls for ages. Your book just made sense of a lot of things that before had really upset me, it was like I was reading bits of my life in those pages and it just helped me a lot. So thank you.”
- Email received from a teen reader, July 2012
“The book speaks to readers in an informal, conversational tone which is appealing to teens, but does not detract from the serious and practical advice. …A list of additional resources adds to the book’s value. This title should be in high school library collections, and having multiple copies would be advantageous.”