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Advocates for Youth's publications: brochures available in print or online: Publications Department; Advocates for Youth; 2000 M Street NW, Suite 750; Washington, DC 20036; Phone: (202) 419-3420; Fax: (202) 419-1448; email: questions@advocatesforyouth.org. 1-50 copies, $0.75 each; over 50 copies, $0.50 each. (Titles on sexual orientation may be mixed for bulk rates.): http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/catalog.htm#pamphlets  

  Be Yourself: Questions and Answers for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth
A pamphlet available in print or online from PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
1726 M Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036; phone: (202) 467-8180;
email: info@pflag.org; website: http://www.pflag.org/store/ or as a .pdf file:
(pdf format) 


  "Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men" from the American Cancer Society. This booklet is similar to their "Cancer Facts for Men" brochure but it has been adapted specifically for gay and bisexual men. It addresses lung, prostate, colon, anal, testicular, and skin cancers. To order a copy of this brochure, please call 1-800-227-2345.   "Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women" from the American Cancer Society. Are your lesbian and bi students less likely to get a pap test because they don't think they're at risk?  Great flyer, downloadable free, for your clinic or counseling waiting room or the literature rack in your classroom or library. It explains the ways in which lesbian and bisexual women are at higher risk than other women for various cancers and it encourages prevention and early detection.  To order a copy of this brochure, please call 1-800-227-2345.  

"Tobacco and the GLBT Community" from the American Cancer Society. Are all your tobacco messages directed at heterosexual students? Great flyer, downloadable free, for your clinic or counseling waiting room or the literature rack in your classroom or library. It asserts that at least 30,000 gay and lesbian people die in the U.S. every year from tobacco. It declares that tobacco kills more people than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, murder, illegal drugs and fire - combined!!! It describes the ways in which the tobacco industry targets GLBT folks and it encourages critical viewing of tobacco advertising. To order a copy of this brochure, please call 1-800-227-2345.


Being Gay/Lesbian: # R038 - Discusses what it means to be gay/lesbian, Offers questions to ask yourself, Suggests how to support gay friends, Covers homophobia and staying safe, Includes things to think about when coming out. http://pub.etr.org/ProductDetails.aspx?id=140000&prodid=R038

Be an Ally to Gays & Lesbians: # 061 - Provides suggestions for supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people,
Explains what being an ally means, Discusses comfort levels, assumptions and stereotypes, Gives tips for answering questions, Offers a plan for backing GLBT people. http://pub.etr.org/ProductDetails.aspx?id=510000&prodid=061

Bullying: Talking with Your Teen: # R872 - Defines bullying, Explains why it's important to talk about it, Uses a quiz format to bust myths and explain facts, Explains what teens and families can do, Lists types of bullying that are against the law. http://pub.etr.org/ProductDetails.aspx?id=510000&prodid=R872

Hate Violence: # R862 - Discusses the impact that speech and behavior can have on people, Suggests ways to think through sensitive issues and feelings, Offers concrete steps to prevent violence before it happens. http://pub.etr.org/ProductDetails.aspx?id=510000&prodid=R862

Kid Care: Teasing and Bullying: # 201 - Offers guidance for parents of children ages 1 to 6, Stresses that hurtful teasing and bullying are unhealthy, Explains the difference between teasing and bullying, Discusses how parents can protect their child from bullying, Easy to read. http://pub.etr.org/ProductDetails.aspx?id=510000&prodid=201

Teens and Bullying!: # R887 - Describes what bullying is, Explains how bullying hurts, Tells how to take a stand, Discusses different ways people bully others.

Transgender: Understanding Gender Differences: #374 - Describes what transgender means # Explains various ways to be gendered # Suggests ways to support trans friends # Discusses options for coming out # Promotes understanding and acceptance   http://pub.etr.org/ProductDetails.aspx?id=100000&prodid=374

View the brochures online and order free samples from the links above. See the website for prices. They have generous promotional discounts available throughout the year. Interested educators can ask their ETR sales rep about special coupon offers. ETR Associates; 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200; Phone: 1-800-321-4407 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific time); Fax: 1-800-435-8433; Email: customerservice@etr.org; Website: http://pub.etr.org/

For Parents, Guardians and Family Members of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Questioning Youth: an excellent brochure composed by Carolyn Wagner with input from many parents who have known and experienced the challenges and blessings of raising a child whose sexual orientation and/or gender identity is different from their parents. PDF file, formatted for printing: http://www.gabiclayton.com/familybrochure.pdf (pdf format) and for reading online: http://www.gabiclayton.com/familybrochure-s.pdf (pdf format)

Gender Diversity: Understanding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children and Support for their Families. Brochure found here:  http://www.genderdiversity.org/about/

"Homophobia": A pamphlet providing detailed information about homophobia. Answers the questions: "How do you recognize homophobia in yourself and others?" "How does homophobia hurt heterosexuals?" "What are the causes of homophobia?" "Can homophobia be cured?" Available in Spanish as well as English, in print or online from the Campaign to End Homophobia: http://www.endhomophobia.org/Materials.html  

If You Are Concerned About Your Child's Gender Behaviors: A Parent guide: from Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C..  Sections include: Defining Gender-Variance; Commonly Seen Behaviors; Why Gender-Variance Occurs; What to Expect in the Future; Child's View of Himself; Can it be Changed?; How to Help; Pitfalls to Avoid; Dealing With My Feelings; and Seeking Professional Help. Printed copies of the booklet they publish in English & Spanish are available for a .50 donation to cover printing and postage. Copies of the parent guide can be ordered at 50 cents per copy by contacting the program coordinator Stephanie Lee at  (202) 884-2504 or by e-mail at pgroup@cnmc.org. Download If You Are Concerned in English (pdf format)  and Si a usted le preocupan in Spanish. (pdf format)

I think I might be transgender... Now what do I do? available only in .html format: http://www.debradavis.org/gecpage/youth.html  

Journeyworks publications: Brochures you can click on to preview their content, some available in Spanish.  Some address LGBT youth directly and others are gender-neutral. They are happy to provide a free catalog and ten review pamphlets or bookmarks to healthcare professionals, educators and organizations. Otherwise, most pamphlets are 50 copies for $16 and less in larger quantities. 1-800-775-1998, 8:30 to 4:30 Pacific Time, Monday through Friday (Outside of the United States, 1-831-423-1400) or order on-line: http://www.journeyworks.com/products.asp?dept=128


  • €œWhat Does It Mean to Be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender?€�

  • €œRespecting Others: What You Can Do To Stop Gay-Bashing€�

  • €œYoung and Gay: Protect Yourself From HIV€�

  • €œLesbians and HIV: Are You at Risk?€�

  • And gender-neutral, LGBT-respectful brochures about tattooing & body-piercing, Hepatitis B & C, abstinence (non-sexist, non-shaming!), sexual harassment, alcohol, tobacco, ecstasy, eating disorders, and suicide & depression.


Read This Before Coming Out to Your Parents pamphlet by Tom Sauerman. PFLAG Philadelphia; P.O. Box 15711 Philadelphia, PA 19103; email pflagphila@yahoo.com

PFLAG Publications: these and more in pdf format are linked from http://www.pflag.org/store/ 

To order print copies of these PFLAG publications and others contact Brooke Smith, at 202-467-8180 x 210 or email her at publications@pflag.org

Talk About Sex provides young people with basic information about a range of sexuality topics as well as referrals to reputable websites for more information. More than a brochure, but less than a book, SIECUS' new "minibook" includes "chapters" entitled: What is Sexuality; Sexual Rights; Basic Biology; Staying Healthy; Gender Identity; Sexual Orientation; Relationships; Communication Skills; Choosing What to Do; Sexual Behavior; Sexual Response; Sexual Abuse; Birth Control; STDs/HIV; and Find Out More. Hard copies available $3/each by calling 212-819-9770 or order online. Download the publication free here: http://www.siecus.org/pubs/TalkAboutSex.pdf  (pdf format)

Talking About - GLAAD's awesome series (for the media and the rest of us) including Talking About Suicide and LGBT Populations Learn how not to inadvertently encourage copy-cat suicide attempts and how to explain the problem of hate crimes. All these short, downloadable pamphlets are VERY useful for LGBTQ folks and allies who are about to give an interview to the press. See them all here: http://www.glaad.org/talkingabout

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