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Resources for LGBQT & Friends

Resources to support the Gay Straight Alliance at Thetford Academy

Empty Closets - Welcome

Empty Closets - Coming Out Resources and a Safe Place to Chat for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning people of all ages.

Website at www.glbtnearme.org

The largest collection of GLBT resources on the web- over 15,000 resources-- many local.

Outright Vermont

Attention Youth! Join the 2nd Year of Outright's Peer Education Program! Attention queer youth! Our peer education program is now accepting new folks! Apply today! Be a part of the education work Outright is doing, meet new rad folks, and have your voice heard throughout the state! Now accepting applications through October 31.

GLSEN | Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Our staff researchers have explored LGBT issues in education and the impact of bullying on school climate for nearly 15 years. Their groundbreaking research has identified the problems and found the solutions that work.

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University — a division of Columbia Health.

Gay America

A good introduction to the history of gays in the US. I felt overall that the writing was informed, if not a bit agenda-driven. I find that reading non-fiction written for young adults is the perfect way for me to learn about a subject that I might skip reading about in an adult non-fiction format.

Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #1)

These novels (eight in all as of 12/17/2011) are among my favorites. The characters and I have aged together - we share a common experience (as we have lived at the same time, no doubt). So, to me, these aren't simply characters in a book, but old friends both dear and cherished.

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I am J

I am J

It's taken me months to write this review because I wanted it to be worth reading. Transgender representation in YA is such a delicate matter and I wanted to contribute something more than my usual "yeah, so it was pretty good" commentary. Here goes.

Beyond Magenta

This lesson for me also reinforces what I've been writing about for years: once we get to know individuals who may be different from ourselves, it is less likely we will be wary of them. And maybe, just maybe, we will learn a little more about ourselves.

How Beautiful the Ordinary

Michael Cart has pulled together an interesting and fairly well-rounded sampling of lgbtq writings. The first 11 stories are fairly predictable and thoroughly enjoyable (or at least, if not whole-heartedly enjoyable to me, I can easily imagine that they would be enjoyable to others) but Gregory Maguire's final story is a bit of a sore thumb.

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Sprout

Sprout

"Well, uh. I mean, have you, you know? Acted on your, um, feelings?"Think about that for a minute. Do you honestly believe Mrs. M. would ever ask, oh, let's say Ian Abernathy, if he was having sex? So, Ian, I hear you've joined the ranks of card-carrying heterosexuals. Gotten any action yet?

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Sparks

Sparks

Do you feel lost? Confused? Alone? (Circle one): Yes or No. The Church of Blue can help. We are not a cult. $5 for a holy quest is a good deal. Since sixth grade, Debbie Woodlawn has nursed a secret, heart-searing crush on her best friend, Lisa. But all those years of pretending to enjoy Full House reruns and abstinence rallies with Lisa go down the drain when her friend hooks up with Norman, the most boring guy at school. This earth-shattering event makes Debbie decide to do the unthinkable: confess her love to Lisa. And she has to do it tonight--before Lisa and Norman go past "the point of no return." So Debbie embarks on a quest to find Lisa. Guiding the quest are fellow students/detention hall crashers Emma and Tim, the founding (and only) members of the wacky Church of Blue. Three chases, three declarations of love, two heartbreaks, a break-in, and five dollars worth of gas later, Debbie has been fully initiated into Bluedaism--but is there time left to stop Lisa and Norman from going too far?

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13414183-better-nate-than-ever

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he'd settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There's an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.