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Dramatic Changes: Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with High School Students Through Drama: by Paula Ressler, Illinois State University. ISBN 978-0-325-00414-3 / 0-325-00414-5 / 2002 / 144pp / Paperback. Imprint: Heinemann Drama. Grade Level: 6-12.

Talk About Sex: (pdf format) 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. Use this contact form to purchase hard copies at $5.00/each.

Also see Talk About Sex sponsored by SIECUS, with sections on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and more.

SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.) Fact Sheets - LGBTQ Youth IssuesLGBTQ Youth Issues: What is sexual orientation? What is gender identity? How many people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender? Is there good data on same-sex sexual behavior? Are LGBTQ youth at higher risk for contracting HIV/AIDS? Are LGBTQ youth at higher risk of contracting other STDs? Are LGBTQ youth disproportionately affected by mental health issues? Are LGBTQ youth disproportionately affected by homelessness? Is their an increase of public acceptance of LGBTQ individuals? Do schools teach about sexual orientation? Are schools safe places for LGBTQ youth? Are LGBT people coming out at younger ages? 

Is It a Boy or a Girl: a one-hour Discovery Channel documentary. Although ISNA is closed, you may purchase this from Accord Alliance. Each DVD is $150.

Why Don't You tell Them I'm a Boy? Raising a Gender-Nonconforming Child: A 4-page essay by the mom of a gender variant young child. (pdf format)

For Better or For Worse comic strip: For five weeks in 1993, Artist Lynn Johnston devoted her strip to telling the story of Lawrence coming out to his friends and parents. The strip was pulled from a number of papers but you can see the comic strips and a lot about them and the response to them on the For Better or Worse website. "In 1993, I did a four-week story that really caused quite a stir! Because we have been asked by many readers what happened during that time, my editors and I thought it would be appropriate to include a follow up to "Lawrence's Story" in this book. (Lynn wrote this excerpt for her 15th anniversary book, It's the Thought That Counts... The complete account of Lawrence's coming out can be read in collection book There Goes My Baby!)"

The GLBT Youth pages on the web site of Public Health - Seattle & King County: Topics by target population: GLBT definitions, Gay and bisexual men, Lesbian and bisexual women, GLBT youth, Transgendered people, and For healthcare providers. GLBT health issues: Alcoholism, Depression and mental health, Domestic violence, Drugs, Improving health for GLBT individuals, Psychotherapy, Safety and hate crimes, and Tobacco and smoking. Local and national resources: GLBT-friendly health care providers, GLBT health studies, GLBT resources in King County, Washington state, and GLBT resources throughout the U.S..

Trevor Educators + Parents Resources: The Trevor Project is a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Download a free guide is full of helpful tools for educators including statistics, guidance, and other resources. Also a guide of helpful tools for educators including statistics, guidance, and other resources; a comprehensive book and film list, information about how to purchase a DVD copy of the Trevor film, links to brochures with general information about The Trevor Project, and brochures with activities geared toward youth and young adults.

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