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This Book Is Gay

This Book Is Gay

This Book Is Gay

This Book Is Gay

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The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender!

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Intersex. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.

This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBTQ also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations.

Inside this revised and updated edition, you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask, with topics like:

  • Stereotypes—the facts and fiction
  • Coming out as LGBT
  • Where to meet people like you
  • The ins and outs of gay sex
  • How to flirt
  • And so much more!

You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.

This book is for:

  • LGBTQIA+ teens, tweens, and adults
  • Readers looking to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Parents of gay kids and other LGBT youth
  • Educators looking for advice about the LGBTQIA+ community

Praise for This Book is Gay:

A Guardian Best Book of the Year

2018 Garden State Teen Book Award Winner

"The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Frank, warm, funny, USEFUL."—Patrick Ness, New York Times bestselling author

"This egregious gap has now been filled to a fare-thee-well by Dawson's book."—Booklist *STARRED REVIEW*

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781728254326
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/07/2021
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 49,243
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Juno Dawson is the international bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction for young adults. She is a columnist for Attitude magazine and a key LGBTQ+ activist with the charity Stonewall. A former teacher specializing in behavior studies, Juno now writes full time and lives in Brighton, England.

Table of Contents

This Introduction Is Gay David Levithan vii

Author's Note xi

1 Welcome to the Members' Club 1

2 The Name Game 17

3 You Can't Mistake Our Biology 41

4 Stereotypes Are Poo 53

5 The Fear 79

6 Haterz Gon' Hate 105

7 Coming Out 133

8 Where to Meet People Like You 161

9 The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex 193

10 Nesting 237

11 Hats 261

A Guide to Recognizing Your Gay Saints 267

Build a Bridge: Guidance for Parents and Carers of LGBTQ+ Youth 287

The Cheat Sheet 295

Helpful Numbers and Websites and Stuff 301

Acknowledgments 305

About the Author 307

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