Gender, Sexuality, and Relationships

Non-fiction books for teens and adults about gender, sexuality, and healthy relationships

Updated June 13, 2023
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Queerly autistic : the ultimate guide for LGBTQIA+ teens on the spectrum /
Ekins, Erin
LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK PRIZE 'An essential guide' LIZZIE HUXLEY-JONES 'This book is perfect' WENN LAWSON 'One of the most important books in autism literature' CHARLOTTE AMELIA POE 'Wonderfully diverse and...
What's the T?: The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary
Juno Dawson
Discover what it means to be a young transgender and/or non-binary person in the twenty-first century in this candid and funny guide for teens from the bestselling author of This Book is Gay. In What's the T? Stonewall ambassador and bestselling author Juno Dawson is back again, this time...
Queer : the ultimate LGBT guide for teens /
Belge, Kathy
Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), it's even harder. When do you decide to come out? To whom? Will your friends accept you? And how on earth do you meet people to date? Queer is a...
Trans bodies, trans selves : a resource for the transgender community /
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There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or...
Polysecure : attachment, trauma and consensual nonmonogamy /
Fern, Jessica.
Attachment theory has entered the mainstream, but most discussions focus on how we can cultivate secure monogamous relationships. What if, like many people, you're striving for secure, happy attachments with more than one partner? Polyamorous psychotherapist Jessica Fern breaks new ground by...
This book is gay /
Dawson, James (Young adult fiction writer)
The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender! Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. 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. There...
The ex-girlfriend of my ex-girlfriend is my girlfriend : [online electronic book
Court, Maddy.
This illustrated book of advice on love, dating, and friendship--written by and for queer women and people of marginalized genders-is the new go-to queer relationship handbook. Fix yourself a cup of non-caffeinated herbal tea and prepare to laugh, cry, reminisce, and feel your...
Let's talk about it : [graphic novel] the teen's guide to sex, relationships, an
Moen, Erika, 1983-
Is what I'm feeling normal? Is what my body is doing normal? Am I normal? How do I know what are the right choices to make? How do I know how to behave? How do I fix it when I make a mistake? Let's talk about it. Growing up is complicated. How do you...
S.E.X. : the all-you-need-to-know sexuality guide to get you through your teens
Corinna, Heather.
The go-to sex ed guide for teens and young adults, tackling everything you want to know about sex, from consent, safe sex, emotional health and more, from the founder of scarleteen.com. As a teen or emerging adult, dealing with all the changes going on in your life, body, and...
Fine : [graphic novel] a comic about gender /
Ewing, Rhea.
As graphic artist Rhea Ewing neared college graduation in 2012, they became consumed by the question: What is gender? This obsession sparked a quest in which they eagerly approached both friends and strangers in their quiet Midwest town for interviews to turn into comics. A decade later, this...
A quick & easy guide to queer & trans identities [graphic novel] /
G, Mady
In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonistsMady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world!Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, andnavigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human...
GLBTQ : the survival guide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and question
Huegel, Kelly, 1974-
First published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens (often referred to as LGBT or GLBTQ). This fully revised and updated edition retains all of the straightforward information and practical advice of the...
A quick & easy guide to asexuality [graphic novel] /
Muldoon, Molly, 1987-
This book is for anyone who wants to learn about asexuality, and for Ace people themselves, to validate their experiences. Asexuality is often called The Invisible Orientation. You don't learn about it in school, you don't hear "ace" on television. So, it's kinda hard to be ace in a...
Trans teen survival guide /
Owl
'I wish I had a book like this when I was growing up' PARIS LEES 'Wonderful and ground-breaking' MERMAIDS Frank, friendly and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non-binary teens informed, empowered and armed with all the tips,...
It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth livi
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Every story can change a life. Watch a video Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, making them feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear...
How to they/them : [online electronic book] a visual guide to nonbinary pronouns
Getty, Stuart.
"This tender, smart, personal book is a gift. Stuart Getty generously shows us, with witty illustrations and kind humor, the hows and whys of they/them pronouns. A wonderful and necessary resource that is a delight to read."--Michelle Tea, author of Modern Tarot and...
The gender identity workbook for kids : [online electronic book] a guide to expl
Storck, Kelly.
"A sensitive and empowering exploration of identity and expression that both educates and celebrates." --School Library Journal The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids offers fun, age-appropriate activities to help your child explore their identity...
The queens' English : the LGBTQIA+ dictionary of lingo and colloquial phrases /
Davis, Chloe O.
A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture. Do you know where "yaaaas queen!" comes...
The ethical slut : [online electronic book] a practical guide to polyamory, open
Hardy, Janet W.
The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships.  "One of the most useful relationship books you could ever read,...
Queer sex : a trans and non-binary guide to intimacy, pleasure and relationships
Juno Roche
LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE 'Adore, adore, adore' THE GUARDIAN 'Simply phenomenal' BITCH MEDIA 'Brave, inspirational, ground-breaking' BARBARA CARELLAS 'Deeply personal, honest and instructive' CARYN...

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