Media Resources

This is a list of books and DVDs that we have found to be helpful resources. You can sort the list by clicking on the various categories or grade levels. Click on the Read More button for more details. If you think we are missing a resource, please contact swilliams@kwcounselling.com and we will look into adding it.

Type Title Categories Grade Level Description  
BookA Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and StraightAllies, Coming OutSecondary

A Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation helps individuals and families to bridge the divide between gay and straight,…

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BookA Vigil for Joe Rose: Stories of Being Out in High SchoolComing Out, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary, Senior Elementary

What is it like to be “out” in high school today? Is homophobia still rampant, or have things changed? How…

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BookAbsolutely Positively NotComing Out, Gay, QuestioningSecondary

16 year old Steven tries to cover the fact that he is gay. He buys Playboy, hangs photos of women…

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BookAdamComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Adam is a delightful sixteen-year-old who does well in school and spends his spare time practising the cello. Or that’s…

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BookAnything Could HappenComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Tretch Farm lives in a very small town where everybody’s in everybody else’s business. Which makes it hard for him…

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DVDBrokeback MountainComing Out, Gay, Homophobia, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee comes an epic American love story, Brokeback Mountain, the winner of the Golden Lion…

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BookFrannie and TruComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Perfect for fans of Prep and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Frannie and Tru is a dazzling YA debut about a transformative summer in…

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BookMore Happy Than NotComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he’s still…

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BookMore Happy Than NotComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he’s still…

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BookQueer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for TeensComing Out, LGBTQ Experiences, LGBTQ Youth, QuestioningSecondary

Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay,…

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BookSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls…

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DVDThe Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the DesertComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ OutLoud, TransgenderSecondary

Two drag queens and a transsexual get a cabaret gig in the middle of the desert.

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BookTrue Letters from a Fictional LifeComing Out, LGBTQ Fiction, Sexual OrientationSecondary

If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they’d tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student,…

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BookWhatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@ckedComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

It’s like the apocalypse came, only instead of nuclear bombs and zombies, Mike gets school participation, gay thoughts, and mother-effin’…

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BookWhen Love Comes to TownComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

The year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd…

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