Sexuality Books

General LGBTQ* books

  • All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell
  • Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and       Sensitivity, by James Martin
  • Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, by Joan Roughgarden
  • Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies, by Michelle A. Gibson,‎ Jonathan F. Alexander,‎ Deborah T. Meem 
  • GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel 
  • How Queer! Personal narratives from bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, sexually-fluid, and other non-monosexual perspectives,                        by Faith Beauchemin
  • Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager
  • The ABC's of LGBT+, by Ashley Mardell  
  • Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child by Telaina Eriksen

Books for parents and adults around supporting youth


.....Providing a helping hand for living a better life.

  • A Guide to Gender (2nd Edition): The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook, by Sam Killermann 
  • Becoming a Visible Man, by Jamison Green 
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin
  • Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in Adulthood, by Alexander Walker,‎ Emmett J.P. Lundberg
  • Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft PhD
  • Housewife: Home-Remaking in a Transgender Marriage, by Kristin K Collier  
  • Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family and Themselves, by Mitch Kellaway,‎ Zander Keig
  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock
  • She's Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband, by Helen Boyd  
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community 1st Edition by Laura Erickson-Schroth  
  • Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue, by Nicholas Teich
  • Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children, by Rachel Pepper
  • Trans-Kin: A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender People (Volume 1), by Dr. Eleanor A. Hubbard ,‎ Cameron T. Whitley 
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, by Julia Serano 
  • You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery, by Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC 

LGBTQ* Resources

Gender books

  • Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community (Bisexuality), by William Burleson
  • Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, by Shiri Eisner 
  • Finally Out, by Loren Olson
  • Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, by Robyn Ochs,‎ Sarah Rowley 
  • Guide To Getting It On, by Paul Joannides Psy.D.
  • Is It A Choice? Answers to 300 Most Asked Questions About Gay And Lesbian People by Eric Marcus.
  • Switching Teams: What Coming Out Later in Life Taught Me About Love, Conquering Fear and Accepting Change, by Dawn Elizabeth Waters 
  • The Key to Unlocking the Closet Door: A Coming-Out Guide on a Journey toward Unconditional Self-Love, by Chelsea Griffo
  • This Book Is Gay, by Juno Dawson,‎ David Levithan
  • This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life by Dannielle Owens-Reid

Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Counseling Services

  • Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: The Essential Guide by Irwin Krieger
  • Helping Your Transgender Teen, 2nd Edition: A Guide for Parents 2nd Edition by Irwin Krieger  
  • My Child is Transgender: 10 Tips for Parents of Adult Trans Children (10 Trans Tips), by Matt Kailey 
  • The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity by Rylan Jay Testa PhD,‎ Deborah Coolhart PhD LMFT,‎ Jayme Peta MA MS,‎ Arlene Istar Lev LCSW-R CASAC
  • The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie A. Brill 
  • The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens by Stephanie A. Brill 
  • Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition by Elijah C. Nealy​