Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual Issues


 
Investigates the true story of Alice Mitchell and Freda Ward, who in 1892 were discovered to be lesbian lovers and were forcibly separated. Alice, heartbroken that Freda moved on seemingly with ease, slit Freda's throat, and was then declared insane.
 
 


 
In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.
 


 
Sixteen-year-old Simon Spier quietly enjoys flirtatious emails between himself and a guy calling himself "Blue," hoping it will lead to a relationship. However, the emails fall into the wrong hands and Simon is blackmailed. Now Simon must explore his feelings and decide if being outed to the rest of the high school is such a bad thing.
 
 


 
In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.
 
 


 

With his mother working long hours and in pain from a romantic break-up, eighteen-year-old Logan feels alone and unloved until a zany new student who keeps a big secret arrives at his small-town Missouri high school.




 

When Paul falls hard for Noah, he thinks he has found his one true love, but when Noah walks out of his life, Paul has to find a way to get him back and make everything right once more.

 
 
 


 

In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy and the king's huntress.

 
 
 


 

Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.


 
In a near-future America, a computer program named Charlotte has turned terrorist, but Lee Fisher, the closeted son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developing romance with Nico, but when the robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte's next target.

 

 

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
 


 

Twins Jude and Noah were best friends, until a tragic event during their adolescence drove them apart. Noah narrates the years before their separation, and Jude narrates their later years, allowing readers to witness the complete story of their rift and eventual reconnection.
 
 
 


 
Tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record.
 
 

 

 
 
Gay and lesbian teenagers find mutual support when they form the "Geography Club" at their high school

 
 
 
 
 
 


 

While attending a summer institute, fifteen-year-old Nic meets another girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing.



 
 

When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.


 
 

 
Though he's been accepted by Brown University, 18-year-old James isn't sure he wants to go to college. What he really wants is to buy a nice house in a small town somewhere in the Midwest Indiana, perhaps. In the meantime, however, he has a dull, make-work job at his thrice-married mother's Manhattan art gallery, where he finds himself attracted to her assistant, an older man named John


 
When Brendan Chase decides to confront his occasional desire to become a woman, he begins a life-changing journey to discover where he sits on the transgender scale. Meanwhile, his girlfriend fights to keep their relationship alive, and his new friend, Angel, deals with her own personal troubles.
 
 
 


 

Tired of being known as "the gay kid," Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.
 
 
 
 


 
While working as a film production designer in Los Angeles, Emi finds a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend which leads Emi to Ava who is about to expand Emi's understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.
 
 


 
Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.


 

A collection of essays and testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, stresses to gay and lesbian youth that they can lead fulfilling lives free of bullying, and that their adult years will get better.


 

 
 

J, a boy who was born as a girl, has kept himself hidden from the world out of shame. But after he is betrayed by his best friend, he determines that he will begin a new life being who he really is and struggles to find his own path.

 

 

Follows three gay high school seniors as they struggle with issues of coming out, safe sex, homophobia, being in love, and college choices.




 
 

Presents twelve stories by contemporary, award-winning young adult authors, some presented in graphic novel or letter format, which explore themes of gender identity, love, and sexuality.